Trey Reeves is put on scholarship
STILLWATER — As the Oklahoma State basketball team prepared for its season opener Saturday against Charlotte, coach Mike Boynton had some special news for one of the Cowboys’ veterans.
Junior Trey Reeves, a walk-on from Gans and the son of Cowboy great Bryant “Big Country” Reeves, was placed on scholarship Friday.
In a video posted to the team’s Twitter account, Boynton had each of the Cowboys’ captains read a line before calling Reeves up himself.
Cam McGriff: “The definition of appreciation is to show gratitude to someone ...”
Thomas Dziagwa: “... to recognize the good qualities in a person and share in the enjoyment with them.”
Lindy Waters: “So to show our appreciation for all of the hard work and dedication you have shown to Cowboy basketball ...”
Boynton then asked Reeves to read the final line: “We would like to proudly announce that Trey Reeves is now on full scholarship.”
Reeves’ teammates surrounded him, bringing him to the floor in celebration. In 17 career games, Reeves has played 34 minutes.
The Cowboys had one scholarship available entering this season, and rather than leave it open, Boynton felt Reeves deserved it, a team spokesperson said.
The scholarship is for only the 2018-19 season.
Oklahoma State put Trey Reeves, a walk-on from Gans and the son of Cowboy great Bryant “Big Country” Reeves, on scholarship for the 2018-19 season Friday.