Bowman looking to fill voids on basketball team

Updated: January 7, 2007, 9:41 PM ET
Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Adarius Bowman, a wide receiver on the Oklahoma State football team, has joined the Cowboy basketball squad, head coach Sean Sutton said Sunday.

Sutton said head football coach Mike Gundy supports Bowman's desire to join OSU's 12th-ranked basketball team.

"Adarius is obviously an outstanding athlete and will definitely help us with our depth situation," said Sutton.

Bowman, 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, was named All-Big 12 first team on the football field last season after racking up 1,181 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Bowman said he played basketball growing up and loves the game. Bowman was a finalist for the Mr. Basketball award for Division II in Tennessee and won the title of Mr. Football in his senior year. He also led Notre Dame High School to the state Final Four his sophomore and senior seasons.

"I'm not trying to be the leading scorer or anything like that. I've got good jumping ability, so if they want me to rebound, or play defense, or whatever they want me to do, I'll do it," Bowman said.

Sutton said Bowman will begin practicing with the basketball team on Monday.

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