Combo Guard Talks About Visiting OSU

One of the Oklahoma State's priorities during the November signing period is finding a combo guard who is capable of not only running the team from the point guard position but also feels comfortable at the two guard spot. Travis Ford may have found his man and he's planning to visit Oklahoma State, but not this weekend as has been rumored. Find out all the details in this GoPokes.com story.

D'Angelo Harrison, of Sugar Land (Dulles), Texas, is a four-star recruit who is ranked as the 60th-best prospect among all high school seniors. He is rated as the nation's 18th best shooting guard in the Class of 2011.

Harrison said that he will make an official visit to Oklahoma State next week. He plans to arrive in Stillwater on Thursday, Sept. 30, and attend the Cowboys nationally televised football game against Texas A&M at Boone Pickens Stadium.

"No, it's not this weekend, it's next weekend. I'll be there for the football game against Texas A&M," said Harrison.

"I've already been there twice but I didn't really get to see the campus. I haven't really had a chance to meet the players and all that stuff," said Harrison, who averaged 20.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.2 steals as a junior in leading Dulles High School to a 30-7 record.

Harrison said his grandparents and summer league coach Terrul Henderson will accompany him on his official visit to Oklahoma State.

He is also being recruited by Baylor, Marquette and St. John's. "I'll know what I'm going to do after these visits," said Harrison, who said he also plans to make official visits to those three schools.

Harrison shot up the rankings (he is currently ranked No. 44 by ESPN and No. 60 by Scout.com) after an outstanding summer playing for the Franchize All-Stars, coached by Henderson.

He considers himself to be a player similar to Chauncey Billups, who just completed his 13th season in the NBA.

"A more aggressive Chauncey Billups. I'm kinda like a point guard-two guard that can play almost any position on the court, can score at will, can run a team, unselfish and can lead a team, get a bucket when we need it," said Harrison.

The 6-foot-3, 181-pound Harrison is running cross country this fall, and says it is helping prepare him for his senior season of basketball. "Coach makes us do it (for basketball) ... it's a big help because I don't ever get tired (on the basketball court) after running cross country."

Harrison said he is looking forward to getting to know the current Oklahoma State players and seeing the new Cowboy locker room on his visit next week.

"I walked through (the locker room on my last trip to OSU in June) but it wasn't finished. They showed me a PowerPoint presentation of it on the home visit, and it looks really nice," said Harrison, acknowledging that Ford and OSU assistant Butch Pierre were in his home earlier this month.

What are Oklahoma State's major selling points at this time? "The style of play. I'm really cool with coach Ford and coach Pierre. I really want to get a chance to hang out with the players and get a feel for the campus."


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