The 2020 early signing period has come and gone, and Mike Boynton and Oklahoma State are off to a hot start.
There is still a chance, and a good one, that Boynton adds to his 2020 class to go with Cade Cunningham, Rondel Walker and Montreal Pena, but it’s never too early to keep looking forward.
OSU’s 2021 class could be an interesting one depending on how some things play out. As of now, Boynton has two scholarships at his disposal for the 2020 class. He also has no juniors on his current roster, meaning if he filled his 2020 class there is a possibility he wouldn’t have a scholarship available for 2021.
But that’s highly unlikely for a few reasons. The most obvious being Cunningham will essentially be a senior in Stillwater next year as it’s almost a lock that he heads to the NBA after next season. A few other guys could leave for the pros too, depending on how things go between now and then, guys such as Isaac Likekele and Yor Anei.
All that is to say, Boynton’s 2021 class could be a small one or it could be an average-sized class, it kind of just depends. With that said, here are some early guys to keep eyes on.
Harrison Ingram, PF, Dallas, Texas
The No. 16 player in the 2021 class, Harrison Ingram seems to be one of the top targets for Boynton and Co. in 2021.
Ingram is a 6-foot-7, 200-pound power forward from Dallas. He plays his preps ball with St. Mark’s and his AAU ball with the Marcus Smart-sponsored YGC36, the same program that housed Isaac Likekele.
The OSU coaching staff has made it out to see Ingram quite a bit since the staff was allowed to reach out on June 15. OSU was in to watch him play at the Cowtown Tip-Off in mid-November.
Boynton also flew to the Thanksgiving Hoopfest on Saturday night to watch 2020 signee Cade Cunningham, Ingram also played at that event.
Daimion Collins, C, Atlanta, Texas
If there is going to be an AAU team OSU goes after like it has the 2020 Texas Titans, it’ll be the 2021 Team Griffin.
A 6-8 center, Daimion Collins is the 21st-ranked prospect in the 2021 class. OSU was the fifth school to offer Collins a scholarship, but Boynton and Co. were the second Power Five program to do so, offering Collins shortly after Oklahoma did on May 2.
He has turned the about 5,000-resident Atlanta, Texas, into quite the vacation spot for high major coaches since, as Collins has offers from Texas Tech, Alabama, Arkansas, USC, Houston and others.
— Team Griffin Basketball (@TeamGriffinEYBL) November 13, 2019
Manny Obaseki, CG, Allen, Texas
Obaseki also played at the Cowtown Tip-Off with OSU staff in house.
OSU has been after Obaseki for a while. He is the No. 28 overall prospect in the 2021 cycle. He is listed from 6-2 to 6-4, I’d believe the latter based on some of the highlight packages of him.
He fits the mold of long, athletic guards Boynton likes in guys such as Likekele and Cunningham.
In an interview with Rivals’ Corey Evans, Obaseki said he wants to watch OSU play Texas Tech, another team after Obaseki’s services. The teams play in Stillwater on Feb. 15, but he also mentioned wanting to see the Tech/Kentucky game Jan. 25.
Jaxson Robinson, SG, Ada, Oklahoma
We’ll finally get out of the Lone Star State with another small-town kid from Team Griffin, Jaxson Robinson.
Robinson’s recruitment took off in the summer. After going 9-for-11 on 3-point attempts one day at an AAU event in April, Robinson picked up his first three offers in a 24-hour span. OSU was the second of those.
A long sharpshooter, Robinson has offers from Auburn, Arkansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, TCU and others.
Trey Alexander, SG, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
It’s another in-state standout and another member of the U16 Peach Jam-winning Team Griffin squad.
Trey Alexander is the 41st-ranked prospect in the cycle as a 6-2 shooting guard from Heritage Hall. OSU was Alexander’s first offer, coming all the way back on Oct. 31, 2017. That was his freshman year of high school. It wasn’t until August of 2018 when he picked up his second offer, OU.
Alexander has recently picked up offers from Kansas and Texas, and he has plenty of offers from other schools.
Bijan Cortes, PG, Kingfisher, Oklahoma
An underrated recruit nationally, Bijan Cortes could take off with a solid junior year and another strong summer with, you guessed it, Team Griffin.
Cortes is a shifty point guard, who maestroed Kingfisher to a state championship as a sophomore last season.
Boynton offered Cortes, the 211th-ranked recruit in the class, on June 16. OSU was his fourth offer following Oral Roberts, Tulsa and Oklahoma. He has since picked up offers from North Texas and TCU.
The first play I didn’t expect him to Take Off like that
— Brad Ballislife (@BradBallisLife) November 14, 2019
Matt Stone, SF, Kingfisher, Oklahoma
Cortes’ high school teammate, Matt Stone, also has an OSU offer.
Boynton offered Stone on the same day as Cortes. OSU was his second offer after picking one up from Tulsa a few months earlier.
As of now, Stone doesn’t have a recruiting ranking, but just like with Cortes, a solid junior year and another good summer could go a long way for the 6-4 wing player.
Stone is the only Oklahoman on this list who doesn’t play AAU ball for Team Griffin. Stone plays for Run PWP, the same program that produced Lindy Waters, the Boone twins and most recently Kansas signee Bryce Thompson.
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