Time Set For Basketball Bash

Now that the Oklahoma State-Texas A&M homecoming football game is scheduled to kickoff at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, the Cowboy basketball team's annual Basketball Bash has been set for 1 p.m., according to Kyle Wray in OSU's Marketing Department.

It is expected to be one of the most important weekends in recent history for the OSU basketball program as several of the nation's top recruits are scheduled to be making their official visits that weekend. Forward James Anderson (ranked the 24th best prospect in the nation by Scout.com), point guard Jai Lucas (No. 46), standout forward Mamadou Diarra from Stoneridge Prep in California, and Cowboy verbal commitment Nick Sidorakis of Jenks, Okla., have indicated they plan to make their official visits to Oklahoma State the same weekend as the Basketball Bash.

Forward Tracy Smith (the 45th best prospect in the nation as ranked by Scout.com) also was expected to make the trip to Stillwater from Durham, N.C., but it appears that Smith may not attend (unless he makes an unofficial visit). The 6-foot-8 Smith told Scout national recruiting director Dave Telep last week that he has yet to take the SAT, as he was expected to do on Sept. 16, and that is a prerequisite before a player can make an official visit.

"I think (the schools on me) are comfortable with me waiting," Smith said. "I want to keep studying so I can do real good on (the test)."

Details of the Basketball Bash have yet to be finalized but will be released soon.

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