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OSU Basketball: Four Recruits OSU Is Eyeing to Fill Out 2019 Class

The Pokes still need to fill two remaining spots for the 2019 roster.

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The midseason dismissals of Maurice Calloo, Michael Weathers and Kentrevious Jones opened up space for OSU in its 2019 recruiting class that wasn’t expected to be available. As a result, the staff is on the hunt to fill two remaining roster spots.

And on the hunt they’ve been, as they’re fishing out junior college transfers and high school late-risers in an effort to persuade available talent to give Stillwater a chance.

There’s been a lot of new offers and interest over the last several months, so to clear things up, here’s a look at who is realistically available and who to watch in the coming weeks and months before the 2019 class is finalized.

Isaiah Todd | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Power Forward | 6-10, 195

Todd is a five-star big man from Richmond, Va., who is currently classified as a 2020 recruit but actively exploring moving into the 2019 class to qualify for the 2020 NBA Draft. He’s one-and-done quality; 247 ranks him as the No. 13 player in 2020, and the No. 2 power forward.

Todd is considering OSU, Kansas, North Carolina, Kentucky and NC State — for now. The Tar Heels are the current projected favorite, though for now OSU remains a darkhorse to land him. They recently visited him, and they’ve made him a massive priority throughout his recruitment.

Julius Marble| ⭐⭐⭐ | Power Forward | 6-8, 225

Marble is a recently emerged target — he was offered by OSU on Jan. 29 — but OSU has some stiff competition. Among those vying for the Dallas area product is Saint Louis, TCU, and Michigan State — the latter of which offered this past week. Sparty’s a legit contender to steal him from OSU, which seemed to be the leader by default until their recent offer.

Tajzmel Sherman | NR | Shooting Guard | 6-4, 185

Sherman is one of two junior college products to recently pick up an offer. The 6-4 Collin County kid also has offers from WVU, Purdue, Iowa State, Utah, Buffalo, SMU, Cincinnati and others.

Sherman is originally from Missouri City, Texas, so if staying close to home is important, SMU and OSU could be in prime position here. He hasn’t indicated one way or another who is his preferred destination, but he’s got quite a slew of options all of a sudden. Utah, OSU, Iowa State, Purdue and West Virginia have all hopped on board over the last two weeks.

Doudou Gueye | NR | Power Forward | 6-9, 220

A bruising 6-9, 220 pound inside presence from Daytona State College, Gueye is a viable take who would bring size, strength and experience to OSU’s frontcourt. He’s a full grown man. In 28 games with Daytona State, he’s averaging 10.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, and shooting 60 percent from the floor all while playing just over 21 minutes per game.

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