Oklahoma State’s Murphy Gets Release

Kamari Murphy, a 6-foot-8 sophomore post player from Oklahoma State, has received his release from Oklahoma State, New York Lightning coach Dana Dingle told SNY.tv.

A Brooklyn native and former player at Lincoln High School and IMG Academy, Murphy averaged 6.1 points and 6.3 rebounds last season.

“He’s just open right now, just seeing who’s interested and all of that,” Dingle said. “No one school in particular.”

Murphy initially picked Oklahoma State over Florida, Miami, Missouri, UConn, Auburn and Louisville in August 2011 out of IMG.

Oklahoma State previously lost senior swingman Brian Williams, who is transferring to Louisiana-Lafayette and will be eligible to play immediately.

Jared Terrell, a guard out of Brewster (N.H.) Academy, also got out of his Letter of Intent to Oklahoma State and has visited Boston College and Rhode Island.

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Terrell Gets Release from Oklahoma State

Jared Terrell has received a complete release from his Letter of Intent to Oklahoma State, Expressions Elite coach Tyron Boswell told SNY.tv Friday evening.

“He’s weighing all options,” Boswell said.

The 6-foot-3 shooting guard of Brewster (N.H.) Academy picked Oklahoma State last September over Rhode Island, Providence and Cincinnati. He is ranked No. 66 in the Class of 2014 by Rivals.com.

“Terrell is a classic body guard,” New York recruiting guru Tom Konchalski told SNY.tv To read more of this story, click here

Oklahoma State-Bound Terrell Named MVP as Brewster Wins National Prep Championship; Graham, Bolden, Copeland Come Up Big in Final

Jared TerrellNEW HAVEN, Conn. — Jared Terrell wasn’t feeling it a year ago when Brewster (N.H.) Academy lost in the National Prep Championship game to Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.).

“We was here last year and came down the same road and got to the finals and didn’t cap it off,” the 6-foot-3 Oklahoma State commit told SNY.tv after dropping 20 points in an 84-61 victory over NMH in the semifinals on Wednesday at Albertus Magnus College. “But I think we have a good enough team to finish it off this year.” To read more of this story, click here

Marcus Smart’s Draft Stock Unlikely to Be Impacted by Incident (UPDATED)

Marcus Smart’s draft stock is unlikely to be impacted much by Saturday night’s incident in which Texas Tech booster Jeff Orr allegedly used the N word, but says he called Smart a “piece of crap.”

Smart, who was suspended three games for the incident, could have been the No. 2 pick had he come out last season but opted to return for his sophomore season. Both DraftExpress.com and Chad Ford have him at No. 6.

“I really do not think so if he handles the suspension in the proper way,” one former NBA executive told SNY.tv. “He is frustrated with the season and I believe that had a lot to do with his outburst. To read more of this story, click here

Myles Turner ‘Excited’ for Oklahoma State Visit

Myles Turner is one of the last big-time uncommitted recruits in the Class of 2014 and he will take his next official visit this coming weekend to Oklahoma State, as previously reported by SNY.tv.

“I’m definitely excited to get down there to see the campus and see everything they have to offer,” the 6-foot-11 big man from Trinity (TX) Euless wrote on his USA Today blog. “I’m looking forward to hanging out with Marcus Smart and Phil Forte. We’re all from the same area so we should have a good time hanging out.

Turner has also taken an official to Ohio State, but has not yet decided where else he will take officials. He is also considering Kansas, Arizona, Duke, Texas and SMU, among others. To read more of this story, click here

Turner to Visit Oklahoma State Feb. 1

Myles Turner has rescheduled his official visit to Oklahoma State for Feb. 1 when the Cowboys play Baylor, his father told SNY.tv.

The 6-foot-11 Trinity (TX) Euless big man was originally supposed to visit Dec. 6 but wasn’t able to make it.

He has also visited Ohio State and Texas.

Turner is now listing Ohio State, Kansas, Duke, Kentucky, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma State and SMU, and plans to sign late. To read more of this story, click here

Smart Drops 30, Averaging 31.3 in Last 3 Games

Marcus Smart gave Purdue a Thanksgiving Day present of 30 points.

Smart went for 24 points in the first half of No. 5 Oklahoma State’s 97-87 win in the opening round of the Old Spice Classic and is now averaging 31.3 points in his last three games.

Markel Brown added 25 points for the Cowboys (6-0), who came in averaging 100.2 points and had defeated their first five opponents by an average of 37.8.

Smart, an AP preseason All-American, spent considerable time on the bench in the second half with four fouls when the game tightened up.

“It was devastating to see that I wasn’t out there to help my team out,” Smart said. “Purdue was coming. They were making a run. I’m very proud of my teammates.”

A new Mock Draft at The Big Lead has Smart as the No. 5 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft to the Sacramento Kings.

Meantime, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski seems to think Smart’s storyline is getting lost amidst all the fabulous freshmen.

(The AP contributed)

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Abu, Terrell Make the Call

Unlike many recruits nowadays, Abdul Malik Abu and Jared Terrell were able to keep their decisions under wraps right up until the time they announced on Saturday afternoon in Boston.

When they finally made their announcements, the 6-foot-8 Abu of Kimball (N.H.) Union) chose N.C. State and the 6-3 Terrell of Brewster (N.H.) Academy picked Oklahoma State.

Abu also considered Providence, UConn and Florida, while Terrell also mulled Providence, Cincinnati and Rhode Island. SNY.tv reported earlier Saturday that Rhode Island was out for Terrell.

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LeBryan Nash: 'I Want to Be A Winner'

NEW YORK — The Big 12 conference tournament is not played at Madison Square Garden, and that’s a good thing for LeBryan Nash and his Oklahoma State teammates.

The Cowboys are 6-3 on the season, with all three losses coming in the World’s Most Famous Arena — to Stanford, Virginia Tech and then No. 15 Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Yet the 6-foot-7 Nash, a McDonald’s All-American and Oklahoma State’s prized freshman swingman, did not leave New York discouraged about the team’s prospects this season. To read more of this story, click here

After Long Road, Johnson Hoping for 2012 NBA Draft

No one has ever doubted Karron Johnson’s basketball talent.

At 6-foot-8, 240 pounds, Johnson has drawn comparisons to Tracy McGrady of the Detroit Pistons and Marquis Daniels of the Boston Celtics.

Johnson’s father was murdered when he was 5 and a series of academic and off-the-court issues prevented the Richmond, Va., never from ever making it into the Division 1 basketball ranks.

“Karron’s talent has never been an issue,” said James Black, Johnson’s North Carolina-based mentor. “He does have NBA talent. But his path is going to be a little longer.”

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