Cowboys Land Point Guard Jamaal Brown

STILLWATER - Oklahoma State's basketball coaching staff got a pleasant surprise Friday morning when the fax machine started making noise and when it was finished there was the letter of intent signed by junior college All-American point guard Jamaal Brown of College of Southern Idaho.

The 6-0, 185-pound standout had been considering OSU, where he visited and committed a year and a half ago out of Dixie J.C. in Utah. Brown visited Gonzaga last weekend, and he was scheduled to visit Missouri this weekend before making a decision next week.

"I just thought about it and all the things that Tony (former OSU standout Tony Allen) had said and I decided that OSU was where I wanted to be," said Brown, who is good friends with Allen since they are both natives of Chicago. "I want to play at the next level like Tony is and Oklahoma State is the place that can help me do that."

Last season at College of Southern Idaho Brown averaged 17 points per game and 7.5 assists per game. He received multiple All-America honors.

The Cowboys received some other good news when they found out that junior college big man Mario Boggan is going to visit this weekend. Boggan is originally from Durham, N.C., and attended Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Vir., before going to Florida where he started eight games before leaving. Boggan then atttended Chipola Junior College in Florida. This past season he helped Chipola to a 31-2 record and the Florida junior college satate championship averaging 20.5 points and 9.2 rebounds a game.

The 6-foot-8 Boggan is expected to make a decision shortly after he completes his visit to Stillwater.

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