OSU basketball: Chris Harris Jr. to have season-ending knee surgery
STILLWATER — Chris Harris Jr.'s freshman season is over.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton announced Thursday morning that Harris will undergo season-ending left knee surgery on Friday.
“We’ll know more after the surgery in terms of recovery time and all that stuff,” Boynton said.
Harris, a four-star guard from Dallas’ South Garland High, had not played since suffering the injury early against TCU on Feb. 5.
Harris played in 21 games — starting three — and averaged 3.3 points. He made 29.3 percent of his field goals, including 20.4 percent from 3-point range.
He did become a key defensive player off the bench for the Cowboys, recording 12 steals.
“I think we’ve adjusted OK,” Boynton said. “Obviously, it cuts down on the depth that you have and sometimes that can be important as you go into the later parts of the season.
“At the same time, sometimes less is more, like less options. It can give some other guys clarity on where their minutes may be coming from, as opposed to having to balance those out a little bit more evenly throughout the roster.”