Less than 24 hours after being formally introduced as Oklahoma State’s newest men’s basketball coach, Mike Bonyton is already hard at work locking up the Cowboys 2017 recruiting class.
Newly named OK State head coach Mike Boynton's first hurdle cleared as four star signee Zack Dawson will stick with original commitment pic.twitter.com/bBaphpozg0— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) March 28, 2017
Boynton and associate head coach Lamont Evans (pictured above) flew to Miami last night to meet with point guard Zack Dawson today. The four-star guard has signed his Letter of Intent with the Cowboys, but with
Brad Underwood He Who Shall Not Be Named running for Illinois, Dawson could have asked to be released.
Locking up the 6-foot-4 guard is a huge win for Boynton, especially if Jawun Evans signs with an agent and goes into the NBA draft. If Evans is gone, that leaves Brandon Averette as the only true point guard on the roster. OSU does have another point guard, three-star Amauri Hardy in the 2017 class, but he hasn’t officially signed with the team yet.
Signing Day is Wednesday, April 12. It will be interesting to see what happens with Hardy between now and then.
It’s likely Boynton will visit with OSU’s other Miami commit, and Dawson’s teammate, small forward Latravian Glover. He has also signed his LOI, and at the moment, there’s no indication or reason to believe he’s not still committed to the Cowboys.