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.
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.
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