STILLWATER, Okla. - He's a face you might not know, but Tanner Taylor has been a part of the Oklahoma State basketball program for years. Since the fall of 2016 to be exact. He’s been there for practices, and game days, doing whatever he could for the team.
“Being a manager, I’ve been up here all day every day,” Taylor said.
After the Pokes parted ways with four scholarship players in January, Taylor got the call, moving from manager to player.
“I'm getting texts and calls probably every day since I’ve been on the team from relatives all around the U.S,” Taylor said.
Taylor still hasn't gotten any minutes on the floor during a game yet, but he hopes to earn that right.
“I tell those guys all the time if you're going to do this, then I expect you to do it just same way I expect Lindy Waters, Cam McGriff, Thomas Dziagwa to do it,” OSU head coach Mike Boynton said. “If you earn the right to play you'll have an opportunity to do what you do in practice.”
Even though Taylor might be sitting on the bench for the Cowboys right now, he says walking in on the floor in Gallagher-Iba Arena, putting on that cowboy uniform and being a member of the team is a dream come true still.
“You can't really describe it. Just the tradition you feel when you put on the jersey know that you are supporting one of the best programs in America.”
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