New basketball coach Mike Boynton has been busy on the recruiting trail, already offering a 2018 small forward and locking up the commitment of 2017 guard Zack Dawson.
Unfortunately, it looks like Boynton will lose one member of the 2017 class.
Amauri Hardy announced this morning that he opening his recruiting back up.
March 30, 2017
Hardy is a 3-star point guard from Farmington, Michigan. He originally picked Oklahoma State over Georgia Tech and Georgia. He also has offers from six other schools.
Hardy never signed a letter of commitment with OSU meaning he does not have to ask for NCAA permission to reopen his recruiting. While he says that Oklahoma State is still an option, it seems unlikely he will end up in orange and black next season.
With Hardy’s de-commitment, Boynton and the Cowboys are left with four new players for next season: Zack Dawson, small forward Latravian Glover, power forward Souleymane Diakite, and St. John’s transfer Yanuka Sima, who will be eligible around the start of Big 12 play.
It will be interesting to see if Boynton tries to replace Hardy before the season starts, or stands pat with what he has coming in.