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After One Season At Memphis Moussa Cisse Is Transferring To Oklahoma State

Moussa Cisse, a former Memphis center who was one of the top college basketball big men to transfer this offseason, has committed to play next season at Oklahoma State, according to ESPN.

Cisse stated he chose Oklahoma State over Florida State, Georgia, and Kentucky out of a bunch of institutions.

Cisse replied, “I saw what they did with Cade Cunningham.”

“I had to choose between going to college or the NBA.”

I watched a lot of movies and observed how actors were produced.

That was appealing to me.

Coach Mike Boynton has been attempting to reach out to me for a while now.

“I can see he likes me, and he can help me develop my game and take it to the next level,” Cisse, a five-star prospect who was the No. 1 pick in the draft, said.

After a freshman season in which he averaged 6.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks while playing 18.6 minutes per game, he was awarded the American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year.

Moussa Cisse, who announced his transfer to Oklahoma State on Thursday, was a key member of Memphis’ NIT championship team last season.

He tried out for the NBA draft and was invited to the G League Elite Camp in Chicago, but he decided to withdraw his name from consideration after placing second in blocked shots at the camp. AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

“It was a fantastic experience,” Cisse stated.

“It was surprising to see how supportive the NBA was of me.”

They are able to see how my game has evolved.

They regard me as having a bright future and express their admiration for me.

They expect more from me, which is why I need to step up my game.

“I’ve been studying players like Clint Capela, Joel Embiid, Pascal Siakam, and Giannis — big athletic guys who run the floor, catch lobs, and play with talent,” Cisse said. Cisse stood just under 7 feet, 215 pounds in Chicago, with a 7-4 1/2 wingspan and 9-4 standing reach, outstanding measurements comparable to NBA big men like Capela, Nerlens Noel, and Jaxson Hayes.

Cisse will be one of the top returning shot-blockers in college basketball next season, but after spending the offseason in Atlanta at famous training center P3, he believes there is more to his game that he will be able to exhibit.

“Everyone will be surprised,” Cisse said.

“I’ve been putting forth a lot of effort.”

My shot has matured.

In terms of movement, court vision, and ability to catch and finish around the rim, I’ll be a completely different player.

I’ve been putting in a lot of time and effort into improving my free throws.

Apart of losing projected No. 1 quarterback Kyler Murray, I’ve improved doing a lot of the easy things.” Oklahoma State returns a large portion of their team from last season.

Cunningham is the No. 1 pick, with seven of its top eight scorers.

Rising junior Avery Anderson III, who showed flashes of star potential in the Big 12 last season, and big man Kalib Boone lead the group.

With his dynamic skill on both sides of the court, rising senior Isaac Likekele will be the team’s leader.

The Cowboys added former five-star recruit Bryce Thompson from Kansas, Texas Tech’s Tyreek Smith, and Syracuse’s Woody Newton via the transfer portal, making them one of the Big 12’s deepest teams and a contender for preseason Top 25 consideration with Cisse’s acquisition.

Cisse stated, “Our goal is to win the Big 12 conference tournament and the national championship.”

“I didn’t get to go to the NCAA tournament last year.”

It is a major objective of mine.

At Oklahoma State, I see all of the pieces coming back.

We’re going to be fantastic.

“The coaching staff advised me to keep doing what I’m good at, but I’ll be able to receive more touches and demonstrate I can play in the post,” he said.

Coach is aware that I can make a few midrange shots.

Jonathan Givony, an NBA draft expert and the creator and co-owner of, a private scouting and analytics business utilized by NBA, NCAA, and international teams, says, “All I have to do now is keep working, developing, and helping my team win games.”

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