The next few weeks could be big on the basketball recruiting front.
Oklahoma State is set to host four-star forward Justin McBride this weekend on an official visit, and in a few weeks, Mike Boynton and his staff will host four-star forward Ashton Hardaway on an official visit, according to 24/7 High School Hoops.
Hardaway, son of Memphis coach and former NBA star Penny Hardaway, picked up an Oklahoma State offer in June after playing with Houston Hoops (and Drive Nation) on Nike’s EYBL circuit. Houston Hoops made the semifinals at the Peach Jam, where Hardaway averaged 6.3 points and 4.1 rebounds a game.
After spending last school year in Duncanville, Texas, Hardaway is set to play at Sierra Canyon (California) for his senior season alongside Bronny James, son of LeBron James.
Hardaway is a modern stretch forward with his ability to shoot the 3. Some recruiting services list him as a power forward while others list him as a small forward. All list him at 6-foot-7.
Also boasting offers from Texas Tech, USC, SMU and others, Hardaway is a four-star prospect, according to ESPN. Rivals and 247Sports lists him a three-star standout. He is the No. 145 player in the 2023 composite rankings.
Oklahoma State has two commits in its 2023 class in four-star big man Brandon Garrison (Del City) and four-star point guard Jamyron Keller (Killeen, Texas). OSU’s class ranks 17th nationally and fourth in the Big 12.
With the upcoming visits, it looks as if Boynton might take another 2023 prospect if the right prospect becomes available. Broken Arrow guard Connor Dow was on an under-the-radar unofficial visit this week. Listed at 6-foot-5, Dow doesn’t have a high-major offer yet, but he did shoot 44% from 3 on the EYBL circuit this summer with Team Griffin.
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