Donovan Williams will “wait-and-see” after news of Oklahoma State’s postseason ban

Williams signed to play with the Cowboys back in April. He says, he's in "wait-and-see" mode, but as of right now he's still planning on player basketball in Stillwater. 

LINCOLN – Per a report by ESPN, the NCAA Committee on Infractions on Friday placed Oklahoma State‘s men’s basketball program on three years of probation and banned the Cowboys from playing in postseason tournaments next season.

The penalties are the result of a Level I violation involving former associate head coach Lamont Evans, who was sentenced in June 2019 to three months in prison for accepting between $18,150 and $22,000 in bribes to steer players from South Carolina and Oklahoma State to certain agents and financial advisers.

Lincoln North Star grad Donovan Williams signed to play with the Cowboys back in April. He says, he’s in “wait-and-see” mode, but as of right now he’s still planning on player basketball in Stillwater.

“We’ve got the appeal that’s got to go through, but I doubt anything will change with it,” Williams said. “According to my coach, he says nothing will change with the appeal. You know, it’s a bummer.

“The first thing he said to me when he called was, ‘I’m with you 100 percent whatever you decide to do. If you decide to stay here, or if you decide to leave and go somewhere else because this isn’t an ideal situation. This isn’t what I promised to bring you too. I’m going to be behind you 100 percent and we’re going to find you a place that you’re more comfortable at.’ That’s just what he told me. That’s why I respect him so much. He got the team he wanted. He worked his butt off all summer in recruiting. He got the team he planned on having. And now, we’re left with this. So yea, there’s a lot of things to be discussed.”

Williams committed to Oklahoma State after decommitting from Nebraska in November of 2019.

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