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Four-Star Forward Kuol Atak Puts Cowboys in Top Group

Could Atak be OSU’s first piece in its 2024 class?



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Things have been a little quiet for the Cowboys in the Class of 2024, but that could change in an instant.

Four-star forward Kuol Atak on Tuesday pinned Oklahoma State as one of his top six schools, according to 24/7 High School Hoops. TCU, Oklahoma, Texas, SMU and San Diego State join OSU in Atak’s top group.

Out of the Fort Worth area, Atak is the No. 100 player in the 247Sports Composite rankings, making him the No. 4 player from the Lone Star State. He is a 6-foot-9 stretch forward who is among the best shooters in the class.

Atak plays his high school ball at Haltom, which is northeast of Fort Worth, and plays summer ball with 3D Empire, a program that has produced a ton of great talent (one of the latest being Anthony Black, the No. 6 pick in the most recent NBA Draft).

According to 247Sports, Atak has a visit scheduled to Stillwater on September 16. Here is what 247Sports analyst Brandon Jenkins said about Atak after evaluating him last month:

Atak is one of the best three-point shooters his class has to offer. He has a feathery touch from long range, shoots an extremely soft ball, and is poised in the way he goes about his business as a three-point specialist. While his best asset is his shooting prowess at his size, he also has the some potential as a shot alterer inside. He shows more effort getting vertical on the defensive side of the ball than on offense. His glaring weakness is in his body. He is painfully thin, lacks functional strength, and is unable to play through physicality the majority of the time. While his frame does not project to fill out in a significant way, the programs recruiting him must have him eat, drink, and sleep all things in the category of adding muscle, strength, and weight to give himself a great shot at maximizing his potential. Although his frame is beyond slight, there is a lot of upside with how efficient he is as a shooter at the stretch four spot. Atak’s calling card serves the biggest purpose in this era and his effectiveness will be based on how well he adjusts to the physical aspect of the college game.


The Cowboys don’t yet have a commitment in the 2024 cycle, but only four Big 12 teams do.

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