Report: OSU among programs that contacted Princeton Transfer Jaelin Llewellyn

Mike Boynton was candid in his comments after the Cowboys’ season that the Pokes needed to add a facilitator and a 3-point shot this offseason — Princeton transfer Jaelin Llewellyn could provide both.

Oklahoma State is one of many programs aimed at reaching Llewellyn, according to On3’s Joe Tipton. A first-team All-Ivy selection last season, Llewellyn is a 6-foot-2 guard who averaged 15.8 points per game for the Tigers while shooting 40% from 3-point range and delivering 78 assists for just 48 turnovers. Other programs reportedly reaching out include Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Oklahoma and others.

Llewellyn hails from Canada, where OSU assistant Larry Blunt has strong ties. He was a four-star prospect in the 2018 recruiting class. He chose to go the Ivy League route over offers from Florida, Tennessee, Ohio State and others.

During his senior season with Princeton in 2021-22, Llewellyn scored at least 20 points in eight games, including a 29-point outing against Harvard, where he was 4-for-9 from 3-point range. The Tigers went 22-5 in the regular season, but fell in the Ivy League championship game against Yale, which meant Princeton missed the NCAA Tournament. Llewellyn entered the transfer portal on Monday.

Despite a positive assist-to-turnover ratio, Llewellyn was not the Tigers’ main enabler. It was junior striker Tosan Evbuomwan, who had 135 assists to Llewellyn’s 72. Still, the 72 assists would have ranked third on OSU’s 2021-22 list behind Isaac Likekele (102) and Bryce Williams (76).

Amanda J. Marsh