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Oklahoma State’s TBT Team to Include Carroll, Nash, Williams and Moses

The Stillwater Stars are here.

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The Basketball Tournament isn’t set to tip until late July, and thus it’s still on. And Thursday, the Stillwater Stars were born.

It’s the name that Oklahoma State’s TBT team settled on, as TBT announced the Stars applied for the tournament Thursday. With the announcement of the application also came four names of guys who would be on the team: Jeffrey Carroll, Le’Bryan Nash, Brian Williams and Marshall Moses.

It isn’t set in stone yet that the Stars will make the 64-team field, but with players already announced and being that they are one of 21 teams to apply this early, they’re probably in a good spot.

The TBT is a 64-team, single-elimination, winner-take-all basketball tournament with $2 million at stake. As of now, the tournament is in its application period, where teams apply before 64 are selected. That period lasts from March 15 to June 15. As of writing, Best Virginia (a team of West Virginia alums) is the only team that has a status of accepted.

Next comes the regional portion of the tournament. There are eight regionals with eight teams per region. As of this writing, the Stillwater Stars are the only team that has applied for the Wichita regional. The regionals go across two weekends, July 23-26 and July 30-Aug. 2.

Regional winners then head to championship weekend (Aug. 6-11) in Dayton, Ohio. The final is played Aug. 11 on ESPN.

Carroll is the most recent former Cowboy on the announced roster so far. He played at OSU from 2014-18. Carroll averaged 16.4 points per game in his last two seasons in Stillwater. Out of college, Carroll played a season on the Los Angeles Lakers’ G League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers, before moving his game overseas.

Nash played in Stillwater from 2011-15. He entered the program as the No. 8 recruit in the 2011 class. He played 126 games with the Pokes, where he averaged 14.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per. Nash’s pro career has also seen him play in the G League and overseas. The Houston Rockets signed him to a deal in October 2016, but waived him two days later. The Rockets gave him a 10-day contract in March 2018.

Williams was at OSU from 2010 to 2014. He played three seasons with the Cowboys before transferring to Louisiana. He averaged 7.2 points in his 80 games as a Cowboy.

Moses was at OSU from 2007-11. As a senior, he averaged 14.1 points and 7.3 rebounds a game. He has been a overseas basketball journeyman since leaving college. He has played on seven different teams in Israel, Poland and Turkey.

There are still names to be added, as the tournament is five-on-five.

 

 

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