Troy Gillenwater Makes Decision

Boston native Troy Gillenwater's move to the west coast appears to have paid off. The undersized power forward has gone from anonymity to a Big 12 commit. The 6-foot-6 Stoneridge Prep (Calif.) junior made the decision on Wednesday.

Oklahoma State has its replacement for Mario Boggan.

Sean Sutton and the Cowboys received a commitment from undersized Stoneridge Prep (Calif.) junior power forward Troy Gillenwater – who reminds many of Boggan because of his toughness inside and ability to control the glass.

``I've liked them from the beginning," the 6-foot-6 Gillenwater said. "I like the way they have developed Mario Boggan and the way they use him in their offense."

``They started recruiting me the beginning of last spring and have stuck with me," added Gillenwater, who is a Boston native who has been on the west coast for the past two years. ``I really like (assistant) Kyle Keller and Coach Sutton. They are good people and are like a family to me."

Gillenwater, who is averaging 12.3 points and five rebounds this season at Stoneridge, was impressive in a head-to-head matchup against Michael Beasley this past weekend in Rhode Island despite continuing to battle through a left knee injury.

``My knee's getting better," he said. "I tore some tissue around my kneecap. I felt better this past weekend, but my foot speed still isn't where I want it to be."

Gillenwater said he plans to take a trip to Stillwater soon, possibly on Wednesday for the Cowboys game against Texas A&M.


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