All three of Mike Boynton’s recent crop of transfers are now signed.
Oklahoma State has rolled out the announcements of its three transfers this week. High Point transfer John-Michael Wright went on Tuesday. Texas State transfer Caleb Asberry went on Wednesday. And now the Cowboys announced UL-Monroe transfer Russell Harrison signed Thursday.
“Russ is a highly skilled forward who will make an impact on our ability to space the floor immediately,” Boynton said in the release. “He has an extremely versatile offensive skill set and length to make an impact in our defensive system. He has had a unique journey and we look forward to him being able to use those experiences to continue our pursuit of competing at a high level in America’s toughest conference.”
A 6-foot-7, 200-pound wing, Harrison averaged 13.1 points and 5.5 rebounds a game last season for the Warhawks while shooting 38% from 3-point range. He committed to OSU on May 9 and comes to Stillwater with one season of eligibility remaining.
Harrison put up a career-high 28 points against Little Rock this past season, a game where he was 5-for-8 from deep while also bringing down 12 rebounds. He has scored in the 20s six times in the past two seasons and scored in double figures in 40 of his 55 Division-I games.
Harrison had a unique journey to the high-major level. After playing at Monterey High School in Lubbock, Harrison went to NAIA Wayland Baptist before transferring to Clarendon College, a JUCO. After one season there, he spent the past two seasons at UL-Monroe before finding a spot with the Cowboys.
“I really just felt like they believed in me,” Harrison told PFB of OSU. “I had a really good feeling about it and prayed about it a lot. That’s the choice that I decided to make because I felt like that’s where God wanted to put me.”
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