After a CBSSports.com report from Jon Rothstein, it has now been confirmed that Oklahoma State sophomore guard Tyree Griffin has decided to transfer.
Griffin's transfer will bring Oklahoma State basketball back to even level on scholarships as new head coach Brad Underwood has added two signees in Richardson, Texas guard Brandon Averette and just this week 7-footer Lucas N'Guessan from the Netherlands.
Griffin joins sophomore forward Joe Burton as players leaving the program since Underwood took over as both players were likely to get less playing time, especially Griffin with the other players at point guard including a healthy Juwan Evans. The move made logical sense for Griffin and also for the program, as did the move by Burton previously. These are moves that commonly take place after a coaching change.
Griffin jumped in when Evans was injured last season and started 15 games, averaging 27.3 minutes, 5.2 points, and 3.9 assists a game. The 5-10 point guard played well and was a valuable contributor in the Cowboys efforts to try to pull out of a late season tailspin.
Griffin is originally out of the New Orleans, La.-area.