According to several recruiting experts, Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton might land the next big five-star recruit out of the Dallas/ Fort Worth metroplex to star in Stillwater. Boynton convinced former five-star recruit Cade Cunningham (Arlington, TX) to come play for the Cowboys. Now he has his eyes set on another big guard from the metroplex.
Anthony Black is a five-star combo guard and was an incredible wide receiver at Coppell High School before giving up football to focus solely on basketball. Black is six-foot-seven and rated as the 25th best basketball player in the class of 2022, according to 247sports.com.
2022 5 Anthony Black (@AnthonyBlack24_) is now up to five predictions for @OSUMBB between @247Sports and @Rivals.— Heat Check (@HeatCheckHoops) October 26, 2021
Black has the potential to fit the one-and-done mold that Cunningham perfected at Oklahoma State. He would likely be the primary ball handler and feature of the offense for the duration of his potential stay in Stillwater. Black is a dependable playmaker and a true extension of a coach on the floor with a high basketball IQ. He is a great decision maker who can finish through contact at the rim and defend at a high level on the other end of the court.
Landing Black would be a massive get for coach Boynton with the Cowboys struggling on the recruiting trail as a result of the postseason ban still looming. That issue still hasn’t been resolved and it remains to be seen if Oklahoma State will actually serve that penalty or not.
Baylor, Arkansas and Gonzaga have all been after Black as well. Black’s dad, Terry, played at Baylor and Anthony grew up a Baylor fan. One of his friends, five-star recruit Keyonte George, is also committed to play for Scott Drew and the Baylor Bears. Black recently wrapped up official visits to Arkansas and Gonzaga, so the fact that Oklahoma State is picking up crystal ball predictions after those visits is an encouraging sign.
After a couple great seasons at Coppell, Black transferred to Duncanville and has since been ruled ineligible as the move was deemed to be for athletic purposes. Duncanville won the 2020-21 6A State Championship Game and has the talent, even without Black, to win another state title next March.
All that’s left now for Black is to decide where to play college. Gonzaga, Baylor and Arkansas are all hopeful, but the experts think Oklahoma State has the upper hand for now. Black would join four-star recruit Quion Williams from Mansfield, TX as the only other recruit in Oklahoma State’s class of 2022. That class is currently ranked seventh in the Big 12 and 65th in the nation, but would experience a massive bump in the rankings if Black were to join the class.