Oklahoma State and JUCO Prospect Karron Johnson Part Ways

By Paul Seaver
Karron Johnson/midland.edu

By Paul Seaver (TheArenaPulse)

Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford has one commitment for next season. That being highly touted forward LeBryan Nash.

Over the past week or so, it has become clear that Oklahoma State and JUCO prospect Karron Johnson will not be coming together as planned for the fall of 2011.

Johnson and Nash were expected to be the only two prospects coming in for Ford next season, but with Johnson’s issues, the door has opened another scholarship for the Cowboys to offer.

Johnson initially committed to Oklahoma State, but then decomitted and reopened his recruitment in favor of other schools, such as West Virginia.

Johnson was the NJCAA Region 16 Player of the Year last season at Moberly Area Community College (MO), but choose to transfer to Midlands College (TX) for this season while also making the decision to recommit and play at Oklahoma State.

The 6-foot-8 power forward signed with the Cowboys back in November, but during that same month he was also dismissed from the team at Midland College. Johnson remained enrolled in the school in order to become eligible at Oklahoma State this fall.

However, none of that seems to matter anymore, due to the recent news that Johnson will not be attending the university.

A number of guards remain on Ford’s radar and with the open scholarship, except the Cowboys to grab somebody in the coming months.

*Photo: Karron Johnson *Credit: midland.edu

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