One of the biggest concerns when Oklahoma State announced they were hiring Brad Underwood to take over the basketball program, was whether or not he could recruit the kind of players needed to win in the Big 12. I think he and his staff have answered that question with a resounding “YES!”
According to the latest ESPN rankings, Oklahoma State now has the No. 21 ranked recruiting class. That’s one spot behind Kansas.
The Cowboys have four commits for the 2017 class:
- 4-star Point Guard Zack Dawson
- 4-star Point Guard Amauri Hardy
- 4-star Power Forward Latravian Glover
- Power Forward Souleymane Diakite
Hardy is the only commit who has not officially signed with OSU yet. Dawson and Hardy are both ESPN 100 players.
If Underwood can get Hardy to sign, then that’s three 4-star athletes. Plus, there’s no telling just how good Diakite could actually be. He plays for the Canarias Academy overseas so he hasn’t really been seen by the various scouting websites like ESPN, Scout, and Rivals.
Kentucky (surprise!) has the top ranked recruiting class, followed by UCLA and Duke. Arizona and Washington round out the top five.
Iowa State has the highest ranked Big 12 class at No. 18, followed by Kansas and Oklahoma State.