Bears lose Woodberry, juco recruit
News-Leader - almost 5 years
Missouri State’s basketball team will be looking for a new assistant coach and power forward for next season’s team.
Six-year Bears assistant Steve Woodberry has accepted an assistant’s job at Tulsa for new coach Danny Manning. The Tulsa World reported on Saturday that Woodberry was on the scene Saturday, wearing a Tulsa jacket, at the school’s spring football scrimmage.
Woodberry has been a key recruiter for MSU during his time at the school, working for head coaches Barry Hinson, Cuonzo Martin and Paul Lusk. Like Manning, named last week at Tulsa’s new coach, Woodberry was a former star at Kansas.
Woodberry was the main recruiter of Kyle Weems, who went on to become Missouri Valley Conference player of the year in 2011 and a repeat first-team all-MVC selection in 2012.
Also on Saturday, junior college recruit DeQuan Hicks de-committed from MSU and has opened up his recruiting, according to recruiting expert Brad Winston.
Hicks, 6-7 and 235 pounds, averaged 12.5 points and 7