Karron Johnson, a 6-8 forward who has been considered the top ranked junior college player, will no longer be attending Oklahoma State in the fall. Oklahoma State Cowboys head coach Travis Ford confirmed over the weekend that the program has cut ties with the North Carolina native who signed a letter of intent in November.
“He won’t be here, that’s all I want to say about it,” Ford said.
Johnson was kicked off the team at Midland College (TX) at the beginning of the season but decided to stay put at the school hoping to obtain eligibility. He initially signed with the program in November of 2009 during his senior year at Mount Zion Academy before being dismissed and having to transfer to Laurinburg Institute, but was declared academically ineligible and therefore ending up playing JUCO.