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OSU Hoops Host Bevy of In-State Prospects at Thursday’s Open Practice

The Cowboy basketball team had some visitors Thursday night.

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There were current, former and perhaps future Oklahoma State basketball players at the team’s open practice Thursday evening.

The prospects in attendance are a testament to how far high school basketball has come in Oklahoma. The highest ranked Oklahoman since Trae Young was there, as well as a few faces that are growing more and more familiar. Here are the players PFB saw in GIA on Thursday:

Bryce Thompson

Class: 2020
School: Booker T. Washington
AAU Program: Oklahoma Run PWP
Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Bryce Thompson has ascended to being the 20th-ranked player in the 2020 class.

His status as a prospect has always been good, but it’s picked up even more steam lately, as he has jumped 42 spots since May 21. He’s an in-state hooper, but he has plenty of opportunity to continue his basketball career outside of Oklahoma with big-time offers from North Carolina, Kansas, Michigan State, Texas, Tennessee and others.

Rivals national recruiting analyst Corey Evans said he expects Thompson to make a shortlist soon, and he expects the Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan State, North Carolina, OSU and OU to make the cut. Oklahoma landed a commitment from Thompson’s high school and AAU teammate Trey Phipps on Thursday.

“I do not see Thompson going too far away from home but rather sticking it out in the South. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are two programs that sit in a great spot with him, and if he does decide to leave his state I think it would be for Kansas …” [Rivals]

Trey Alexander

Class: 2021
School: Heritage Hall
AAU Program: Team Griffin
Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Trey Alexander is the state’s top-ranked recruit in the 2021 class and the 36th-ranked player in the nation.

A 6-foot-3 shooting guard, Alexander has offers from OSU, OU, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Arkansas, SMU, Tulsa and Wake Forest. OSU was the first DI program to offer Alexander back in October of 2017, so he is another guy Boynton is was in early on, like he was with Cade Cunningham.

Jaxson Robinson

Class: 2021
School: Ada
AAU Program: Team Griffin
Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ada’s Jaxson Robinson sits one spot behind Alexander in the 2021 national rankings at 37 after a breakout summer.

A 6-foot-5 sharpshooter, Robinson has offers from OSU, OU, Baylor, Arkansas, TCU, Houston, Tulsa, UTSA and Wake Forest. Robinson’s stock started to blow up in April at an AAU event where he received his first three DI offers in a 24-hour span.

Bijan Cortes

Class: 2021
School: Kingfisher
AAU Program: Team Griffin
Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

247Sports ranks Cortes third in the state for the 2021 class behind Alexander and Robinson.

Cortes is a shifty, 6-1 point guard with offers from OSU, OU, Tulsa and Oral Roberts.

Cortes, Alexander and Robinson were all on the Team Griffin squad that won the Nike EYBL 16U Peach Jam, doing so at the buzzer in double overtime no less. Cortes also won a state championship this winter with another recruit who was in Stillwater on Thursday night.

Matt Stone

Class: 2021
School: Kingfisher
AAU Program: Oklahoma Run PWP
Star Rating: N/A

The Cowboys are in on Stone early. OSU was his second DI offer behind Tulsa.

He’s a 6-foot-4 wing player. Stone won a state championship with Cortes this past school year, doing so against a Trey Alexander-led Heritage Hall team.

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