Oklahoma State got some good news on Friday afternoon as star center Moussa Cisse announced that he plans to return for the 2022-23 season.
Cisse was contemplating a jump to the NBA after one season in Stillwater, but instead will be a key piece of Mike Boynton’s squad next season.
The sophomore from Conarky, Guinea was fantastic in the paint for the Cowboys this season, earning All-Big 12 Defensive team honors after leading the conference in blocks with 54, averaging 1.86 blocks per game.
He also earned the distinction of Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year, sharing the honor with Baylor’s Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua and West Virginia’s Gabe Osabuohien.
Cisse also shot 56% from the field, averaging 7.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.
Moussa announced his decision on Twitter on Friday afternoon.
The Cowboys 6-10, 19 year-old center will be a welcome addition to an Oklahoma State squad that is planning on having several other key pieces back. Returning starters are expected to be Cisse, plus Avery Anderson III, Bryce Thompson and Tyreek Smith.
Head coach Mike Boynton will certainly look for a point guard in the transfer portal or from the high school ranks, and if they can find some shooting help, OSU will be a force in 2022-23.