Freshman Isaac Likekele, a guard with the Oklahoma State Cowboys men’s basketball team, brings a high-school record brimming with success earned in his native Mansfield, Texas.
While it is too soon to predict, his on-court prowess might help the Cowboys reach beyond its 12 wins and 20 losses last season.
The No. 2-state-ranked Likekele graduated in 2018 and helped lead the Mansfield Timberview Wolves in Arlington to a boys’ state final four appearance during his junior year. During this game, he contributed 12 points and nine rebounds, defeating the Fort Bend Marshall Buffalos 74 to 66. That 2017 appearance was Mansfield’s first since 2009 in the state final four.
At 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, Likekele commands the court, wearing the No. 13 jersey. In his debut season with the Cowboys, he averaged 8.7 points per game, 4.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists and logged a 47 percent in field-goals. He is 66 percent from the free-throw line based on 32 games played this season, averaging 29 minutes per game.