Oklahoma State is in a bit of a free-fall heading into Monday's game against Iowa State, losing three of its past four. And now the Cowboys will be without one of their key reserves going forward.
Freshman guard Stevie Clark has been dismissed from the Oklahoma State basketball team, the school announced.
"We care about Stevie and wish nothing but the best for him," head coach Travis Ford said in a statement. "We want him to find success in his future, where ever that may be."
Clark was arrested Sunday and charged with "outraging public decency," his third disciplinary issue in the past few months. He was also charged with marijuana possession on Jan. 1, and had been suspended four games earlier this season for personal reasons.
Clark, a 5-foot-11 guard from Oklahoma City, averaged 5.3 points and 2.7 assists this season. He was a bigger contributor earlier in the season, before the disciplinary issues began to pile up. He was known as a big-time shooter and scorer at the high school level, ranked No. 73 in the 247Sports Composite for the class of 2013.
It's yet another hit for the struggling Cowboys, who had already lost starting big man Michael Cobbins for the season wth an injury. They already had a thin bench, and it's now even thinner. Knockdown shooter Phil Forte is the only constant among the reserves, although seldom-used forwards Leyton Hammonds and Christien Sager could see more time now.
Oklahoma State is 16-5 overall, 4-4 in the Big 12.
The story was first reported by John Helsley of the Oklahoman.