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Former Oklahoma State G/F Isaac Likekele Transfers to Ohio State

NCAA Basketball: Texas Tech at Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State guard/forward Isaac Likekele will keep his team’s initals the same in 2022, as the senior announced he would be transferring to Ohio State on Wednesday.

Likekele spent four seasons with the Cowboys and has just one season of eligibility remaining due to the extra year granted by COVID-19.

In four seasons in Stillwater, Likekele averaged 8.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.4 steals in 114 games, starting 110 of those contests.

 

This is a big loss for the Cowboys, as Likekele was the first player in Oklahoma State’s history to record 1,000 points, 600 rebounds, and 400 assists in a career.

Prior to announcing his decision, Likekele shared a post on Instagram on Tuesday thanking Stillwater and the people there for his time with the Pokes.

“In a world where we lack loyalty and trust you find people in life who genuinely value those things,” Likekele wrote. “Stillwater, Oklahoma has a exemplary example in Mike B[oynton] Jr. Hardest thing in life is when recruits go through recruiting and it’s a sign of your parents trusting them to watch over you. Sadly, basketball is a business & at Oklahoma State coach has found a way to mange the business part while also caring for his players. Through your off the court struggles that hit he takes the time & energy from his family just to make sure your okay. To the extent where at times he has put his players well-being & spending countless hours to there needs that has nothing at all to do with basketball. Which is not in his job description at all, gets paid zero dollars to counsel his own players. Yes, you will get better at basketball but you also leave here becoming a better man which is the ultimate success in life. As I put a close on this chapter I just want to publicly say thank you. Through adversity you remain calm and never speak to your own defense because the real know. I love you. Bye Stilly.. It was real.”

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