Rowan Co.’s Adam Wing has switched his commitment and now will play basketball at Oklahoma State.
Wing, who had accepted a scholarship off to play football at Marshall, made the decision after receiving a phone call from OSU coach Travis Ford.
“My heart has always been in basketball. My dream was to play for a big division one school. I never thought I’d be given that opportunity until coach Ford came calling,” Wing said on Wednesday. “I’m just blessed that he gave me the opportunity to play for him.”
Wing helped lead the Vikings to a 30-6 record and the Sweet 16 championship game, where they lost to Christian Co., 65-63, in double-overtime. Wing scored 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
Wing also is a standout quarterback. The 6-foot-4 junior led Rowan Co. to a 10-2 record, including a berth in the 4-A playoffs.
“When the head coach takes time out of his day, as busy as he is, to come and watch me in an open gym just for 20 minutes, that kind of sold me,” Wing said of Ford, who visited Morehead and the player a couple of weeks after the state tournament.
“I fit their system well,” Wing continued. “They get up and down the floor, a quick pace. They shoot a bunch of threes.”
Wing captivated the Rupp Arena crowd when he shot 7-8 from long range in the loss to Christian Co.
“They have great tradition down there,” he said of the Cowboys program. “Being on TV night in, and night out, is pretty cool, playing against the best players across the nation. The tradition they have there is amazing.”