May 22, 2024

Brandon Newman, the guard from Western Kentucky, has made the decision to join Oklahoma State, bringing familiarity to the court under the guidance of Steve Lutz once again. Newman, who stands at 6-foot-5 and weighs 195 pounds, averaged 10.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game during his time with the Hilltoppers.

Prior to this, he began his collegiate journey at Purdue, where he was mentored by Lutz during his assistant coaching tenure. After redshirting the 2019-20 season, Newman played 28 games as a redshirt freshman, showcasing his skills with averages of 8.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists. Hailing from Valparaiso, Indiana, Newman was highly sought after as a four-star recruit in 2019, ultimately choosing Purdue over other prominent schools.

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Newman’s commitment marks the fifth transfer portal acquisition for Lutz and his team, bolstering Oklahoma State’s 2024 signing class alongside other notable additions like UCF’s Marchelus Avery, FIU’s Arturo Dean, Texas Tech’s Robert Jennings, and high school prospect Jeremiah Johnson. With this new lineup, they join returning players Connor Dow, Jamyron Keller, and Bryce Thompson, forming the foundation of Oklahoma State’s roster for the upcoming 2024-25 season.

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