PROVO -- Sophomore basketball guard Daniel Bobik has decided to transfer from BYU to complete his final two seasons at Oklahoma State.
"I have been talking with Coach Cleveland about this and let him know what I was going to do last night," Bobik said. "I feel going to Oklahoma State is a great opportunity for me. I want to be a big part of a program and they have the right guys leaving right now and plan on me being a big part of their program. BYU was fun -- I had a lot of good times. I'll definitely miss the people at BYU, but I'm confident and excited about this opportunity."
Bobik averaged 6.8 points and 2.2 rebounds while appearing in all 30 BYU games in 2001-2002. The 6-foot-6 guard averaged 18.3 minutes per game as a key reserve, shooting 45 percent from the floor, 42 percent from three-point range, and a team-leading 87 percent from the line. He started one game at Air Force. Bobik played in 28 of 33 games his freshman year in 2000-2001, scoring 3.5 points in 10.4 minutes per game.
"I appreciate Daniel's desire to play more significant minutes and I fully support him in his decision," BYU coach Steve Cleveland said. "We had hoped that Daniel might redshirt next year because we have a lot of quality wing players, such as Travis Hansen, Mark Bigelow and Ricky Bower. We will miss Daniel a great deal. Daniel's best two years are ahead of him. I certainly understand his desire to pursue an opportunity he feels might provide him with more playing time. Daniel's a great young man and I wish him the very best at Oklahoma State."
Bobik, a Newbury Park, Calif, native, will redshirt next season at Oklahoma State and have two years of eligibility remaining.