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Oklahoma State fires coach, loses four-star shooting guard

Antwann Jones
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The fallout from Tuesday's arrests across all levels of college basketball continued Thursday afternoon.

Oklahoma State announced that they were firing assistant coach Lamont Evans -- one of four college assistants arrested for corruption charges -- effective immediately.

It didn't take long for the firing to impact the Cowbous recruiting as their lone 2018 commitment, four-star shooting guard Antwann Jones, announced shortly after the news that he would be re-opening his recruitment.

Though none of the charges leveled against Evans have to do with recruiting, their impact has now spilled over.

A shooting guard with size, athletcism and explosive scoring ability, Jones was a guy that the Cowboys had targeted all spring and summer as their guy to score from the perimeter. But, with Evans out and uncertainty about the circumstances he and his family decided they needed to open things up.

"Due to the recent events that have taken place my family and I have decided it's in my best interest to de-commit from Oklahoma State University," tweeted Jones. "This decision wasn't easy to make but it's for the best."