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Hoops Recruiting: AAU finals edition part two

The second of two parts looking at the more distant future for OSU hoops.

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As we mentioned earlier today, Coach Boynton and staff have been handing out offers left and right this past week. There have been nine (!!!) offers in total, in large part due to recent live period where coaches across the nation flock to national AAU tournament finals. Part two will focus on the more distant future, i.e. 2022 and 2023 (yes, 2023) offers.


2022

TJ Caldwell

As we farther away from the current recruiting cycle, information gets more scarce. There will be top players in this class that aren’t even on team’s radars right now. Caldwell, a 6-foot-4 guard from Bel Aire, Kansas is no exception.

The Pokes are Caldwell’s first Division 1 scholarship offer. His Twitter is very pro-OSU right now with the recent offer, and if he continues to blow up the Cowboys will need every advantage to sneak him out of Jayhawk territory.

Ja’Cari & Demari Henderson

The identical last name and build is no coincidence, these 6-foot twin guards out of Sanford, Florida have said they’re a package deal. The Cowboys have had success with twins in the past (Joey and Stephen Graham), and landed a pair as recent as this year with the Boone brothers. Perhaps this will bode well for these uber-talented young twins that were already doing stuff like this a year ago (I could barely tie my shoes standing up in 8th grade!):

Gradey Dick

Gradey already has an impressive list of offers for a kid that’s about the be a sophomore in high school. The 6-foot-5 wing from Wichita, Kansas holds offers from KU, OU, Kansas State, Iowa State, Creighton, Wichita State, and Nebraska in addition to Oklahoma State being his fifth offer from a Big 12 school. He recently attended the Team USA U16 camp, and has seen his recruitment absolutely explode over the last couple months.

Jordan Walsh

Walsh, a 6-foot-6 wing from Desoto, Texas, hails from the same AAU program as incoming freshman Avery Anderson. the Drive Nation EYBL product has picked up some big offers recently with UT and Texas Tech offering him in addition to Oklahoma State.


2023

Drew Steffe

Speaking of talented 8th graders — yes, 8th graders —, Steffe is literally just now about to start the ninth grade. It’s hard to imagine how he’ll play as a college freshman when we don’t even know how he’ll play as a high school one! Obviously there are recruiting staffs putting in more time than me though (and are much better predictors at that), as the 6-foot-3 guard from Frisco, Texas has already picked up offers from Arizona State, DePaul, and Western Michigan in addition to the offer from Boynton and Co.

Exciting times are fast approaching for OSU basketball, and it’s fun to watch the recruiting groundwork get laid for what we hope will be exciting times for many years to come.


Make sure and check out Part One of our offers list.