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Grad Transfer Flavors Set to Commit Today; OSU Emerges as Frontrunner

Is the veteran sharpshooter headed to Stillwater?



Oklahoma State is looking to add a scoring punch to its roster next season to complement Cade Cunningham and Isaac Likekele, and Cal Baptist grad transfer Ferron Flavors increasingly looks like one of the more viable veteran options available on this year’s market.

Flavors, a 6-foot-3 sharpshooter, listed OSU among his final five schools this week, and now 247Sports recruiting expert Evan Daniels believes he may be zeroing in on the Pokes. He’s set to commit today at 2 p.m.

Flavors is said to be considering Wake Forest, Xavier, Detroit and Washington State as well, the latter of which would seemingly have an edge given he’s from Washington. But OSU’s appeal as a win-now destination — with a chance to play with a future No. 1 pick — seems to be enticing to him.

“I feel like Coach Boynton has been doing a really good job since he became the head coach,” said Flavors to 247 this week. “One thing that I found impressive is they started out slow in conference this year, and then after that they won eight of ten or something like that to finish out the season. He’s also getting one of the best players in the country in Cade Cunningham, and it always helps to play with better players. They just have a great need for my skillset and what I can bring to a team.”

Indeed, OSU does. Its enrolling in-state guard Rondel Walker as well as Canadian star Matthew Alexander-Moncrieffe, but returning depth is short on scoring, particularly from deep. Thomas Dziagwa’s 41.5% 3-point hit rate is gone, and Lindy Waters’ 31.7% success from deep, too. That leaves Keylan Boone’s 34.3% 3-point rate as the returning leader in that category, just ahead of Likekele’s 21.4%. [Insert grimace emoji!]

That’s where Flavors can really help. He shot 33.6% from 3 in 2017-18 at Fairfield, sat 2018-19 due to transfer rules, then hit 43.9% from 3 last season at Cal Baptist, averaging 13.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game.

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