On Monday, Mike Boynton said the Cowboys will stay aggressive in recruiting and most of that would be focused on the transfer portal — which goes along with all the players Oklahoma State has been linked with over the past week or so.
Late last week, we showed five portal players Oklahoma State had reportedly reached out to. Here are six more the Cowboys have been linked with since. It’s important to remember that “reaching out” doesn’t mean OSU is throwing the proverbial kitchen sink at a prospect.
Another name to keep an eye on is Kentucky transfer Sahvir Wheeler, a 5-foot-9 point guard who is one of the best passers in the nation. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because OSU made Wheeler’s Top 4 when he transferred from Georgia to Kentucky. Wheeler has 655 career assists while averaging 10.3 points throughout his career.
|Name||Old School||New School||Height||PPG||RPG||APG||3P%|
|Josh Nickelberry||La Salle||6-4||10.9||2.7||0.7||40%|
|Paxson Wojcik||Brown||North Carolina||6-4||14.9||7.2||3.2||38%|
|John Tonje||Colorado State||Missouri||6-5||14.6||4.7||1.3||39%|
|Trey Tennyson||A&M-Corpus Christi||6-4||15.7||2.3||1.2||40%|
|Javon Small||East Carolina||6-2||15.8||4.8||5.6||33%|
|DJ Horne||Arizona State||6-1||12.5||3.4||2.4||36%|
Ike Cornish, Maryland
A four-star prospect in the 2021 class, Ike Cornish redshirted at Maryland in 2021-22 before playing in 21 games this past season, playing just 4.8 minutes a game.
The most minutes he played this past season came Nov. 15 against Binghamton, where he played 13 minutes and scored nine points on 3-for-4 shooting.
Trey Tennyson, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Trey Tennyson has played at three colleges the past four seasons, but no matter where he was, Tennyson hit from 3.
He started his college career at Central Connecticut State in the Northeast Conference where he shot 43% from 3, going 23-for-54 despite playing only 11.5 minutes a game. Then he went the junior college route to Ranger in Texas where he averaged 16.1 points a game and shot 43% from 3.
He spent the past two seasons at A&M-Corpus Christi, shooting 39% from deep including shooting 40% from deep this past season.
Originally from Arlington, Tennyson was a member of the Southland Conference Second Team this past season after scoring 15.7 points a game. He scored in the 20s in eight of his 35 games played this past season including a season-high 28 against New Orleans in January.
He played against Oklahoma State in December, where he scored 10 points. He scored 20 points against Alabama in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.
Javon Small, East Carolina
Javon Small was East Carolina’s leading scorer when he went down with a knee injury in January. He never returned.
Small took a big step forward as a playmaker as a sophomore before his injury, dishing 5.6 assists a game in 18 games. He had a 21-point, 10-assist double-double against Coppin State in December. He scored in the 20s five times and scored in double figures in 15 of 18 games.
Denver Jones, FIU
Another junior college product, Denver Jones scored with the best of them as a sophomore this past season. His 20.1 points per game ranks 25th nationally.
He scored at least 20 points 17 times this season and scored in double figures in all but two of the 28 games he played in. Jones dropped 30 on Rice on March 4, going 4-for-8 from deep and bringing down six rebounds in the process.
Originally from New Market, Alabama, Jones played at Garden City Community College in Kansas before heading to FIU. At Garden City, Jones shot 40% from 3 while averaging 19.1 points a game.
DJ Horne, Arizona State
DJ Horne spent two seasons with Illinois State before spending the past two seasons at Arizona State.
A career 38% 3-point shooter, Horne has made 253 career 3s. He has averaged 12.5 points a game for the Sun Devils the past two seasons and averaged 15.1 points a game as a sophomore at Illinois State.
Horne is from the same hometown as OSU guard John-Michael Wright.
Kel’el Ware, Oregon
OSU made Kel’el Ware’s Top 10 coming out of high school before he signed with Oregon. He was the No. 7 player in the 2022 class.
Ware played about 16 minutes a game for the Ducks as a freshman this past season, starting four games. His best game came against Final Four-bound UConn, where Ware scored 18 points and brought down nine boards. He also went 2-for-3 from deep that game.
Despite being a 7-footer, Ware isn’t afraid to shoot the 3, putting up 55 attempts as a freshman, where he shot 27%.
It should be noted that Ware is from North Little Rock, Arkansas, and Arkansas is also reportedly involved in the transfer market with Ware.