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Oklahoma State Reportedly Reaches Out to Handful of Transfer Shooters

It’s still early, but it seems as if the Cowboys’ staff is touching base with some transfer prospects.



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It’s still early in the basketball transfer palooza with the season still ongoing, but the portal is starting fill up after the transfer window opened up March 13.

Oklahoma State has reportedly already reached out to a handful of players. Reaching out doesn’t always mean the Cowboys staff is going hard after the guy. It could just mean touching base, but regardless, here is a list of players OSU has reportedly made contact with.

Joel BrownCal6-
Jamison BattleMinnesota6-712.43.81.731%
Josh NickelberryLa Salle6-410.92.70.740%
Paxson WojcikBrown6-414.97.23.238%
John TonjeColorado State6-514.64.71.339%

Joel Brown, Cal

What stands out about Brown are his assist numbers. Brown totaled 101 assists and 68 turnovers for the Golden Bears this past season. For reference, Bryce Thompson led OSU with 93 assists but had 93 turnovers. After Avery Anderson went down with his wrist injury, the Cowboys were thin on playmakers.

What could be concerning is Brown shooting 24% from 3 this past season on only 45 attempts, considering the Cowboys’ struggles with the 3-point shot.

Brown was a senior at Cal this past season but because of the pandemic, he should have one season of eligibility remaining.

Jamison Battle, Minnesota

Battle would bring a potential stretch forward to the fold for the Cowboys. Although he shot just 31% from 3 this past season, he was a career 36% 3-point shooter entering the year.

Despite having his worst 3-point shooting season to date, Battle still scored 20+ points in six games for the Golden Gophers this season, including a 31-point outburst against Illinois on Feb. 20 in which he was 4-for-9 from 3.

Before spending the past two seasons at Minnesota, Battle played two season at George Mason, where he averaged 13.5 points a game as a freshman and sophomore. Like Brown, Battle should have one season of eligibility left.

Josh Nickelberry, La Salle

A former four-star recruit in the 2019 class, Nickelberry started his college career at Louisville before transferring to La Salle after two seasons.

The move proved fruitful, as Nickelberry averaged 11 points a game for the Explorers while shooting 38% from 3 the past two seasons and 40% from deep this past season.

Nickelberry hit at least five 3s in five games this season, including a 7-for-11 performance against UMass on Feb. 11.

He is from Fayetteville, North Carolina, the same hometown as OSU guard John-Michael Wright. Nickelberry should have one year of eligibility remaining.

Paxson Wojcik, Brown

Before spending the past two seasons in the Ivy League, Paxson Wojcik played at Loyola Chicago under Porter Moser for this first two years of college basketball.

Wojcik did it all for Brown this past season. He was the Bears’ second-leading scorer, second-leading rebounder and their top assist man. He has shot the 3 well throughout his career, but he doesn’t put up an insane amount of triples. The 150 he shot this past season where a career-high, but for reference, John-Michael Wright (198), Caleb Asberry (167) and Bryce Thompson (161) all put up more 3s than Wojcik did.

He should have a year of eligibility remaining.

John Tonje, Colorado State

John Tonje made steady progression during his four years at Colorado State before entering the transfer portal.

He scored in double figures in 26 of his 33 games played this past season, scoring in the 20s seven times. At 210 pounds, Tonje has a nice frame that allows him to take some contact inside and fight for rebounds, all while shooting 39% from 3 this past season.

Tonje should have one season of eligibility remaining.

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