Oklahoma State basketball got some good news on Monday as High Point University transfer John-Michael Wright announced his commitment to the Pokes ahead of the 2022-23 basketball season.
This past season, Wright started all 32 games for High Point, shooting 41% from the floor and averaging 18.4 per game. Wright eclipsed 20 points on 12 different occasions last season, including a career-high 34 against Charleston Southern.
He also averaged 3.4 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game for the Panthers and was selected to the Big South First Team for the second time in his career after leading the conference in scoring.
Wright looks like a valuable asset to Mike Boynton’s squad next season, especially after what the Pokes have lost in the portal so far this season.
In all, Oklahoma State lost five players to the portal following the 2021-22 season, including Donovan Williams, Keylan Boone, and Isaac Likekele. Losing scorers, and primarily perimeter shooters, was a big issue that the Cowboys needed to address, and the addition of Wright certainly helps.
Now, Boyton and company have fil10 of 13 available scholarships, so look for OSU to add a few more pieces before things are said and done.