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Ferron Flavors' impact already felt for OSU

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Cowboy Basketball First Official Practice

Image Taken At Cowboy Basketball First Official Practice, Gallagher-Iba Arena, Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Courtney Bay/OSU Athletics

Oklahoma State welcomed 10 new players to its basketball program this season, but one of those players stuck out. Graduate transfer Ferron Flavors Jr. is at his fourth college. Flavors has embraced the journey and has enjoyed his limited amount of time at OSU.

“You definitely learn things as you go along,” Flavors said. “Having the coaching staff and the people around us that we do here is something that I will cherish for the rest of my life.”

Flavors has also already emerged as one of the leaders on the team. And he’s already building chemistry with point guard, Cade Cunningham.

“With him being vocal, he lets you know his spots and he has such a great IQ of the game,” Cunningham said. “He helps me see different things that I might not see when I’m making my reads.”

Flavors has the ability to space the floor and knock down 3-pointers from anywhere behind the arc.

“He doesn’t miss too many,” Cunningham said. “I have a different confidence when I’m kicking the ball to him that he’s going to hit the shot. Having him is going to be a great asset for us.”

Coach Mike Boynton said he understands that Flavors may not connect with all of the players off the court, but Boynton has praised Flavors for his on the court impact.

“On the court, he does a good job,” Boynton said. “He is really coachable and he tries to help as much as he can.”

All throughout his college career, Flavors has faced adversity. At a new school, he’s about to play with players that he has never played with before.

Cunningham understands what Flavors has been through and said that this adversity is going to help the team.

“He’s been in college basketball and experience is huge in this game,” Cunningham said. “Just him being through a whole bunch of situations and a lot of adversity in his time. Having that on the team is going to benefit us. He can help guys through adversity.”

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