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Moncrieffe, Flavors and Williams Sign to Play at OSU, Talk Big 12 Title

The Big 12 title talks have started.

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The basketball signing period started Wednesday, and three players put a bow on Oklahoma State’s stacked 2020 recruiting class (for now at least).

Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe, Ferron Flavors Jr. and Donovan Williams all put pen to paper to round out OSU’s six-man class, joining Cade Cunningham, Rondel Walker and Montreal Pena, who signed in the early period.

Mike Boynton’s class ranks fourth in the country, according to Rivals, and it’s ninth in the nation per 247Sports. As part of the announcement, OSU posted graphics and videos of the three newest signees as they introduced themselves to the Cowboy faithful.

The slickest graphic came after the first letter came in. The Cowboys have the top player from the U.S. of A in Cunningham, and Moncrieffe’s signing means OSU also has the best player from Canada. Moncrieffe is the first two-time BioSteel All-Canadian Player of the year.

He averaged 21.8 points and 7.6 rebounds a game in his high school senior season.

“I hope everyone’s at home staying safe with their families during this rough time, but once we get through this, I’m real excited to get to campus, start building with the guys,” Moncrieffe said. “We’re gonna be a real special group next year. I’m real excited for all the pieces we have and everything we bring to the table. It’s gonna be a great year in Stillwater, and I just hope you guys are there supporting us every step of the way.”

Flavors’ letter was the next to come in, and his video showed off his most intriguing attribute. Before turning around to express his excitement to get to Stillwater to the camera, Flavors drilled a shot from just across the halfcourt line.

A grad transfer originally out of Federal Way, Washington, Flavors averaged 13.4 points a game last season at Cal Baptist. In two seasons of division-I ball, Flavors has 188 3-point makes.

“I’m real excited to be coming out there and spending this next year with you guys,” Flavors said. “We’re gonna have a very good team, including myself. We’re trying to make a run at the national tournament and also in the Big 12.”

The final letter to come in was from the latest commit, Williams. Nebraska’s Mr. Basketball, Williams led the Cornhusker state with 28.3 points per game as a senior. He also averaged 8.1 rebounds a game.

“I’m blessed and very thankful for the opportunity to get to come play down in Stillwater alongside a lot of great players and a lot of great coaches,” Williams said. “I’m super stoked to get down on campus. I’ve gotten nothing but unconditional love so far, and I think it’s just gonna go up when I step on campus. I’m looking forward to it.

“We have great expectations for our team this year and our class coming in. Hopefully we can bring back a Big 12 title and an NCAA title.”

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