"What an incredible gesture that is for him and his family to do that. With him graduating as a senior, I told him this shows what type of person he is, and it's going to pay off for him. Making this commitment is something you don't see every day," Ford added.
Sidorakis appeared in 24 games last season, averaging 2.5 points for the Cowboys. But OSU fans will not forget his performance in Oklahoma State's 73-69 upset of No. 10-ranked Kansas State on Jan. 23, 2010.
It was his save of an errant pass and subsequent two game-clinching free throws with five seconds remaining that gave the Cowboys the school's first road win over a top-10 team since Jan. 2, 1958. He finished with nine points and four rebounds in 26 minutes of play against the Wildcats.
The Cowboy senior was named a team captain by Ford in May.
"He has always shown his leadership and I think this was just another way, kind of unexpected," said Ford. "But he is the ultimate team guy and he has got an incredible future ahead of him. I think the Cowboy fans and the school realizes what a commitment he has made to do it and everybody appreciates that."
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