Oklahoma State basketball: Tavarius Shine, Yankuba Sima going pro; baseball racks up Big 12 weekly honors
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through the biggest headlines around Oklahoma State athletics.
Tavarius Shine, Yankuba Sima going pro
The hits keep coming for Oklahoma State men’s basketball.
Junior guard Tavarius Shine and center Yankuba Sima are reportedly leaving the program to pursue pro careers, per The Oklahoman.
It was expected Shine might leave the program as a redshirt junior after he participated in senior day festivities. Sima’s decision is a bit more surprising, but his size (6-foot-10) should make him an appealing pro prospect.
“I wish Tavarius and Yankuba nothing but the best in pursuing their dreams,” coach Mike Boynton said in a released obtained by NewsOK.com. “We look forward to having them, and every former Cowboy, back in Gallagher-Iba Arena whenever possible.”
Baseball racks up Big 12 weekly honors
The Big 12 rewarded Oklahoma State baseball for its solid week with two individual weekly honors.
Jon Littell was named the Big 12 Player of the Week after going 9 for 15 with 3 doubles, 2 triples and 4 RBI to help the Cowboys go 4-0 last week.
Carson McCusker picked up the Newcomer of the Week award after hitting 3 home runs to help the Cowboys sweep their series vs. TCU.
The Cowboys will resume action Wednesday at Wichita State after expected inclement weather forced the teams to postpone their scheduled game for Tuesday.
Other headlines from the athletic department:
- Oklahoma State men’s basketball has reportedly reached out to graduate transfer Ehab Amin.
- Mason Rudolph and Pittsburgh Steelers are ideal match, per NFL.com
What they’re saying on Twitter
Men’s basketball player Tavarius Shine
— T.Shine (@Tavarius_shine) April 2, 2018
Oklahoma State women’s golf
Cowgirl @pernillagolf is a MAJOR champion!!!
— OSU Cowgirl Golf (@OSUcowgirlgolf) April 2, 2018
Oklahoma State softball
— Cowgirl Softball (@CowgirlSB) April 2, 2018
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