After weeks of searching and speculation, Oklahoma State has found the point guard it has been looking for.
Isaac Likekele (Mansfield, TX) of Timberview High School, one of the top unsigned players in the country and the 24th-ranked point guard in America (according to 247Sports), has committed to Oklahoma State.
The Saga Continues..— I$aac Łikékéle™ (@_Issaaac) May 11, 2018
Likekele originally signed with Fresno State, but received his release after a coaching change took place. That staff eventually landed at UTEP, who was in Likekele’s top 3, along with Texas Tech.
247 has Likekele as the 147th-ranked overall prospect in the 2018 class, but he only held offers from UTEP, Tech, Central Michigan, Cal Poly, and Oklahoma State. Consider him a vastly underrated prospect.
His frame and physical style of play has drawn comparisons to former Cowboy, Marcus Smart. Standing at 6’4”, 200 lbs., Likekele’s frame allows him to drive into the paint which is his primary form of operation on the offensive end. He is at his best when he puts the ball on the floor. It also gives Oklahoma State another ball handler in the backcourt. We saw last season that Mike Boynton prefers to run the offense with multiple ball handlers, and Likekele fills that need.
He figures to make a major impact is on the defensive end as well. He is a tremendously physical player, and should fit the mold that Boynton has been looking for on that end of the court.