OSU Men's Basketball signs MAC Freshman of the Year Michael Weathers
Michael Weathers, the 2016-17 Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year, became the first addition of the Mike Boynton era when he signed with the Oklahoma State basketball program on Tuesday.
The versatile 6-foot-2 guard led the University of Miami (Ohio) in scoring (16.7 ppg), assists (4.8 apg), steals (1.9 spg) and blocks (1.4 bpg), and was third on the team in rebounding (4.2 rpg). In fact, Weathers led the MAC with 1.4 blocks per game.
“We are ecstatic to add a player of Michael’s ability and character to the Cowboy basketball program,” Boynton said. “He embodies everything we want Oklahoma State basketball to be about. He comes from a tremendous family and has a passion for the game of basketball, but more importantly he has a desire to be the best player he can be. We look forward to having Michael join our team, and will be even happier to have him join us on the court in 2018.”
At 16.7 points per game, Weathers tied with Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox as the nation’s ninth highest scoring freshman, and he was the only freshman in the nation to average at least 16 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.4 blocks per game.
Weathers posted nine 20-point performances, including a season-high of 31 points against Northern Kentucky, and led the RedHawks in scoring 22 times.
Prior to Miami, Weathers was a two-time First-Team All-State guard at Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kansas, where he led the Indians to the 2016 6A state title. The 2016 Sunflower League Player of the Year, Weathers broke the SMNHS career scoring and steals records with 1,626 points and 189 takeaways.
As a senior, Weathers averaged 20.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.
Per NCAA transfer rules, Weathers will sit out the 2017-18 season, but will have three years to play at OSU.