Cooper's transfer leaves Oklahoma State shorthanded in post

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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ Center Kenny Cooper has decided to
transfer from Oklahoma State.
Coach Sean Sutton today says the Louisiana native felt an
obligation to be closer to his mother and his brothers, who wanted
the opportunity to see him play more often.
Cooper would have been the most experienced frontcourt player on
Oklahoma State's team next season, following the departure of
senior forwards Mario Boggan and David Monds.
Cooper averaged 4.7 points and 3.1 rebounds and started 11 games
for the Cowboys last season. Sutton says the Cowboys were counting
on Cooper to play a significant role on the team this season.
Oklahoma State could now turn to two incoming freshmen to help
out in the post. Martavius Adams is a 6-foot-8 forward who comes to
Oklahoma State from Georgia, and Ibrahima Thomas is a 6-foot-11
center from Senegal.

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