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Four-Star Forward Michael James Includes OSU in Top Eight

Could James be the first piece in OSU’s 2021 class.

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The Cowboys’ 2021 class hasn’t yet taken shape, but the first step of that happening could’ve been Tuesday.

Four-star forward Mike James listed Oklahoma State among his final eight schools. Arkansas, Alabama, Texas A&M, Cincinnati, Virginia Tech, Louisville and USF joined OSU on James’ list.

Who Is He?

James is a 6-foot-6, 195-pound small forward from Oak Ridge High School in Orlando, Florida.

James is likely an Erik Pastrana recruit, being that he is from Florida. OSU offered James back in February. The Cowboys were third in on him among his finalists, coming after offers from USF and Texas A&M.

He led his Oak Ridge squad to a 21-9 record as a junior. The Pioneers made it all the way to the Florida 7A state semifinals where they fell to eventual state champions Miramar.

A lot of the highlights James makes come from him attacking the basket, but he is able to do that because he has a solid jumpshot that forces defenders to play him tightly.

In the Rankings

James has been as high as 79th in the composite rankings, but currently sits 105th in his cycle.

Rivals and 247Sports each list him as a four-star prospect with 247Sports ranking him 88th in the 2021 class and Rivals listing him 69th.

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