Despite having three scholarships left to fill for their 2019 class, Oklahoma State basketball coaches aren’t ignoring future classes. On Saturday, coaches handed out scholarship offers to a rising in-state sharp-shooter and a highly sought-after point guard.
OSU offers under-the-radar wing
After an impressive showing at The Warmup in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Oklahoma State extended an offer to in-state 2021 guard Jaxson Robinson.
Robinson put on a show at the event, hitting 9-of-12 from beyond the arch, and showing off some legit athleticism and ability to get to the rim. It was enough to get Houston to offer the Ada prospect on the spot, with Oklahoma State’s offer quickly following.
The Cowboys had been keeping an eye on Robinson before Friday night’s performance. Robinson has made trips to Stillwater and come away impressed.
“Oklahoma State is a great program,” Robinson told 247Sports’ Brian Snow. “They are about defense which I like, and it is a real intense program which I also like.”
While Robinson doesn’t have a 247Sports profile — and is currently unranked — Snow says he expects that to change soon, especially after the statement made in Arkansas.
“Robinson should have a chance to vault into the rankings given his size, athleticism and shot making ability.”
While Houston and OSU are the only two to offer so far, Robinson says he has also been hearing from Oklahoma, TCU, and UTSA.
I gotta be honest, I really like this kid after watching some of his highlights. OSU will be looking to replace sharp shooters like Waters and Dizzy after next season. Robinson would be a perfect get to do so.
OSU targets 2021 combo guard
Oklahoma State is just the latest program to extend an offer to 2021 combo guard AJ Neal.
OSU is the 16th(!!) school going after the Orlando, Florida prospect, joining programs like Florida State, Kansas State, Ole Miss, SMU, and UCF, among others. Georgia is also reportedly keeping a close eye on him.
The 6-foot, 165-pound guard is listed as a three-star prospect by Rivals.
Watching some highlight reels, Neal has some real speed and quickness and is good at getting the ball up the court. His handling could still use a little work, and has a decent shot.
During his sophomore season for West Oaks Academy, Neal averaged 6.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.