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OSU Hoops: Cowboys Positioning to Make Big Splash on Recruiting Trail in 2020



Given the current scholarship situation for Oklahoma State and the lack of available spots slated to be available in 2019, there’s not a lot of wiggle room for OSU to reel in talent to add to the current 2019 commitments of Keylan and Kalib Boone.

As things stand now, OSU only has room in its 2019 class for both Boone twins. So if it wants to add talent alongside them, it will need to clear space. It’s unclear if the staff will acquire more talent requiring more space at this time. What is clear, however, is that 2020 is shaping up to be the target year for OSU to swing big.

In 2020, OSU will need to replace Lindy Waters, Cam McGriff, Thomas Dziagwa, Curtis Jones and Lucas N’Guessan, all of which are juniors currently that will be gone by then, opening roster spots left and right. That means OSU will need a massive influx of talent to backfill holes, and there’s no shortage of targets.

Let’s look at the top players OSU is eyeing to fill some of those spots that are projected to be open by 2020.

Bryce Thompson: A Booker T. Washington (Okla.) standout, Thompson is a consensus four-star talent rated by 247Sports as a top-40 national prospect, and one of the best shooting guard prospects in the country. Boynton has made him a priority — as has Oklahoma.

Davion Bradford: A newbie to Oklahoma, Bradford recently joined AAU team Oklahoma Run PWP, the squad that produced Keylan and Kalib Boone and also houses Bryce Thompson and Dayten Holman. Bradford is a 6-10, 240-pound big man viewed as one of the top players at his position. He recently made several visits to OSU.

Isaiah Todd: Another standout big man. Isaiah Todd recently made an unofficial to OSU, too. He’s considered the No. 3 prospect in the 2020 class, and OSU is squarely in the mix here.

Rondel Walker: In-state point guard Rondel Walker out of Putnam City West was offered by OSU long ago, and could be a viable option to take the reins of the offense in two years. He’s a steady-handed prospect at 6-2, 160 with good feel for the game — and OSU ties.

Jaemyn Brakefield: Brakefield is the most recent offer out the door from OSU’s staff. The 6-8, 210-pound forward is a top-15 talent from Huntington Prep — where OSU has reeled in current roster players Maurice Calloo and Curtis Jones.

Dayten Holman: Holman is a 6-6 point guard who can play both guard spots, and he’s just scratching the surface of his potential. OU and OSU are among the many who have offered this spring.

N’Faly Dante: Dante may be blue-blood bound, but OSU has offered the 6-11 big from Wichita with hopes of changing his mind to stay close to home. Though if he truly wants to stay close, the Jayhawks are looming as a potential landing spot, too.

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