Gary Flowers Signs With Cowboys

Gary Flowers, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound forward from Genesis One Christian School in Mendenhall, Miss., who is ranked as the seventh best post-graduate player in the nation by, signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to play for Oklahoma State. Flowers had verbally committed to the Cowboys after visiting OSU the weekend of Oct. 29-30.

Flowers averaged 17.3 points and 8.7 rebounds a year ago at Lincoln High School in Dallas, playing alongside current OSU freshman point guard Byron Eaton.

"Gary is somebody we've always liked," said Cowboy head coach designate Sean Sutton. "He's always been a very talented player, and he's a tough competitor that plays with a lot of energy. He's a tremendously gifted athlete that plays multiple positions. He's improved his skill level and has always been able to shoot the ball well."

"Gary Flowers is a very bouncy, live body, athletic guy who can play both forward spots to bring some versatility," said Dave Telep of "He had a really strong summer and has gotten better since his senior year.

"If you compare him with players still out there, Gary Flowers is one of the top four or five prospects in the country," said recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons. "He was rated as one of the five best power forwards in our top-100 NBA Camp in June of 2004. He had a great senior year. Now, he's gaining more experience at a prep school."

In 2004, Flowers was selected one of the top-three underclassmen at the Adidas Superstar All-America camp. As a junior at Lincoln High in Texas he aveeraged 19 points, 11 rebounds and nine blocked shots per game.

The Cowboys are also expected to later this week sign Obi Muonelo, the 32nd ranked player in the nation by The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Muonelo averaged 17.2 points and 7.2 rebounds in leading Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe to the Class 6A state championship last season.

The early signing period began Wednesday and lasts until Nov. 16.

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