Moussa Cisse, a former Top 25 recruit, has reportedly committed to joining the Oklahoma State basketball program, per a report from ESPN.com’s Jonathan Givony on Thursday.
Cisse also tweeted out a photo of him in an Oklahoma State uniform shortly after the story broke.
Cisse had previously announced on Wednesday that he was preparing to decide between Oklahoma State, Florida State, Georgia and Kentucky.
Givony quoted Cisse in his piece on Thursday, and Cisse said that the experience Cade Cunningham had at Oklahoma State last year influenced his decision.
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“I see what they did with Cade Cunningham,” Cisse said. “I had to decide whether to go to the NBA or college. I watched a lot of film and saw the way they developed players. That was attractive to me. Coach Mike Boynton has been talking to me for a while now, trying hard. I can tell that he really likes me, and he can give me a chance to develop my game and take it to the next level.”
Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton hasn’t said anything directly about the story. But he posted a tweet shortly after Givony broke the story.
Cisse, a 6-foor-11 forward, would come to Stillwater and become the tallest player on the roster going into next season. Alongside holdover forwards Kalib Boone, and transfer Tyreek Smith, the trio could be a formidable front line for the Cowboys, who are coming off a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Cisse went through the NBA Draft process, but chose to return for another year of college basketball. At Memphis, he was the American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year after a freshman season in which he averaged 6.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 18.6 minutes per game.
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