Junior College Big Man Signs With OSU

Oklahoma State announced following Tuesday night's victory over Prairie View A&M that it had signed junior college standout Darrell Williams out of Midland (Texas) Junior College. The 6-foot-8, 245-pound sophomore post player will have two years of eligibility once he joins OSU for the 2010-11 season.

Williams averaged 7.4 points and 6.0 rebounds a year ago as a freshman at Chipola College in Florida, and helped the Indians to a 34-2 record and third-place finish in the NJCAA National Tournament.

"Darrell brings us some great experience," OSU head coach Travis Ford said in a release from the school's media relations department.

"He's one of the top-five junior college big men in the country. You can pretty much write down a double-double every night for him. He has extreme versatility. He can really handle the ball and step out. He's very athletic and understands the game," Ford added.

Williams had 13 points and 15 rebounds in helping Midland improve to 7-0 with a 102-78 victory over Southwest Texas Junior College in the second-ranked Chaparrals last game this past Saturday.

Williams has been ranked as high as the No. 7 overall player nationally in the junior college ranks. He was also being recruited out by Gonzaga, DePaul, Western Kentucky and St. John's.

Williams becomes the fifth member of the Cowboys 2010 recruiting class.

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