Watson enters transfer portal

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OSU guard Marcus Watson during a men's basketball practice on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in the practice gym of Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.

Marcus Watson, Oklahoma State's highest recruit in the class of 2019, never played a minute of Cowboy basketball. 

The freshman, who had a protective order filed against him by a female student accusing him of rape, was suspended before the season.

However, Watson's time as a Cowboy is coming to a close. 

Evan Daniels of 247 Sports reported on Friday that Watson entered the transfer portal.

Watson was the No. 88 recruit in the class of 2019. He is also OSU men's basketball coach Mike Boyton's second cousin. 

The Payne County District Attorney's Office decided to not file charges against Watson pertaining to the rape accusation. However, Watson will be in court on Jan. 17 in a hearing for the protective order filed against him. 

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