After the final practice before the Oklahoma State Cowboys traveled to face Charlotte for their season opener, head coach Mike Boynton had one more order of business to take care of at home in Stillwater prior to the team catching their flight to North Carolina. It is something the players, and one in particular, will never forget.
For two-straight seasons, Trey Reeves, a Gans, Oklahoma native, has exemplified what it means to be a student-athlete. He has posted a perfect 4.0 GPA to earn Academic All-Big 12 honors and has been a model teammate for the Cowboys’ hoops program. On Friday, the 6-foot-4, 220-pound junior walk-on was awarded a scholarship with the team.
The “Thought of the Day” after practice was extra special.
The son of Bryant “Big Country” Reeves, who led OSU to the 1995 Final Four before being selected No. 6 overall in the 1995 NBA Draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies, Trey Reeves hasn’t been much of a factor on the court during games. In fact, he only saw one minute of action in the Cowboys’ big exhibition win over Ouachita Baptist last week.
That doesn’t mean he isn’t an important part to the team.
“In two years-plus, there’s been nobody that I have been more proud of for how they have represented us, the commitment that they’ve shown to doing everything they can. Trey has probably played in 15 games total, but every time you guys need him, he’s right there to do his part because he cares and he appreciates the opportunity to be here.” — Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton
Reeves, who averaged 13 points and eight rebounds while becoming the valedictorian at Muldrow High School, still might get a lot of playing time with the Pokes this season, but you better believe he earned this scholarship