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Brandon Garrison Perfect From the Field in McDonald’s All-American Game

OSU’s prized recruit put on a show Tuesday.



OSU signee Brandon Garrison put on a masterclass of efficiency on Tuesday as he quietly starred in the McDonald’s All-American game. Garrison, the highest-ranked signee of OSU’s incoming hoops class, finished with 10 points on a perfect 5-for-5 shooting night from the floor in a 109-106 loss for the West team to the East team.

Garrison started the game and played just over 20 minutes in total. More importantly, he was one of five players on the floor to finish the game as it came down to the wire. The West team had a 3 at the horn that would have sent it to overtime, but it clanked off the backboard.

In addition to his 10 points and 20 minutes, Garrison pulled down four boards and had two steals and one block in his efficient outing. He played the third-most minutes on his team behind only five-stars Isaiah Collier and Ron Holland and ahead of teammate Bronny James (among others). His plus-12 final number in the plus/minus category was highest among all players in the game.

Garrison earned Gatorade Player of the Year honors in the state of Oklahoma after a big senior season with Del City, and he has rightfully earned high praise as a highly-touted signee for the Cowboys with hopes of becoming an instant impact addition next season.

“I think Brandon can have a similar type of impact (as Cade Cunningham did) in terms of impacting winning, but the game will look totally different,” Mike Boynton said earlier this week via the O’Colly. “He’s physically capable of stepping on campus and, with a good summer, getting to a place where he’s going to make a difference on the court.” His game isn’t such that he has to have a ball to impact it. He’s going to be a really good defender; he’s going to be a great rebounder. But the best thing Brandon Garrison does is he’s an unbelievable passer for a guy his size, at his age, which is good for both him and for us because that means he can be trusted with the ball and also help us offensively, a team that struggled with playmaking and decision making.”

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