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Oklahoma State Men’s Basketball Starts Assembling 2023 Recruiting Class

Mike Boynton Jr.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys men’s basketball team began assembling talent for its 2023-24 team as the NCAA’s early-signing period opened on Wednesday.

The Cowboys, led by coach Mike Boynton Jr., is coming off a 2021-22 in which it was ineligible for postseason action due to NCAA sanctions stemming from a recruiting violation that occurred five years ago.

 

Boynton remains highly critical of the NCAA’s decision to not only uphold the penalty but sit on the program’s appeal for a year before making a decision. But, at Big 12 Media Day, he joked that his program might be a footnote as the last program to get a postseason ban in Division I basketball.

Before the signing period, the Cowboys had four commitments, including a Top 40 national player as ranked by 247Sports.com — center Brandon Garrison from Oklahoma City, Okla.

The Cowboys announced the signings of all four players on Wednesday.

Oklahoma State’s 2023 recruiting class is below. Players who confirmed as signed are noted below. The list below also includes the Cowboys’ season-opening roster.

The early-signing window closes on Nov. 16.

 

Oklahoma State Basketball 2023 Recruiting Class

No. 3 Class in Big 12, No. 12 overall (247Sports.com as of Nov. 9)

C Brandon Garrison, 6-9, Del City (Oklahoma City, Okla.) — 38/6/1 – Signed

PF Justin McBride, 6-7, Plano (Plano, TX) — 118/25/11 – Signed

CG Jamyron Keller, 6-1, Ellison (Killeen, TX) — 154/20/16 – Signed

SF Connor Dow, 6-5, Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow, OK) — NA/NA/NA – Signed

Note: Slash rankings are national/position/state per 247Sports.com

2022-23 Season-Opening Roster

G Avery Anderson III (6-3, Sr.), G Bryce Thompson (6-5, Jr.), G Chris Harris Jr. (6-2, Sr.), G Woody Newton (6-8, Jr.), G Caleb Asberry (6-3, Sr.), G Quion Williams (6-4, Fr.), G Carson Sager (6-4, Jr.), G Brooks Manzer (6-3, So.), F Kalib Boone (6-9, Sr.), F Tyreek Smith (6-7, Jr.), F Bernard Kouma (6-10, Sr.), F Moussa Cisse (7-0, Jr.), G Weston Church (6-3, Jr.), G John-Michael Wright (6-1, Sr.), G Naz Brown (6-0, Fr.)

Player in Bold: Notes a player who is a senior and may be out of eligibility after this season, depending on whether they have a COVID-19 waiver.

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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