OSU basketball player surprised with scholarship while working shift at Walmart

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 11:19:05-05

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State University head basketball coach Mike Boynton surprised a walk-on player with a scholarship while he was at work over the weekend.

According to an OSU Facebook post, Boynton surprised Dee Mitchell, who joined the Cowboys basketball team on Jan. 17, 2019, with a scholarship.

Well-deserved and hard-earned opportunity for him.
Mike Boynton | OSU Cowboys basketball coach

Mitchell has been working at Walmart to help pay his way through school.

In the emotional video, Boynton surprised Mitchell at his job at a Walmart in Stillwater, Okla. with the news of a scholarship. Some of the Cowboy's basketball team joined in the surprise announcement on zoom.

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