Hoops Recruiting: OSU Signees to Play at GIA

Oklahoma State basketball fans will get a sneak preview Friday when two of head coach Travis Ford's signees from this past November make the trip to Stillwater for the Eskimo Joe's Shootout – a four-game high school basketball showcase – at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

OSU signees Karron Johnson and Torin Walker will join their respective high school teams to play games in the Shootout. The 6-foot-8 Johnson will join his Laurinburg Institute (N.C..) team as it faces Christian Life Center of Houston in one of the event's four games, while 6-foot-10 Walker and his Northside High School squad from Columbus, Ga., will face God's Academy from Dallas.

Johnson and Walker were two of six high school players to sign with the Cowboys during the November signing period, and will be freshmen on next season's OSU basketball squad.

"The support of Eskimo Joe's and the Stillwater community have made it possible to hold this event," tournament organizers said. "It promises to be an exciting night of basketball, showcasing some outstanding teams and future college basketball stars."

In addition to Johnson and Walker, the event will feature many other college prospects, including 7-footer Roscoe Davis (Laurinburg Institute), 6-7 Latavious Williams (Christian Life Center), Marquette signee Junior Caudouga (Christian Life Center), and God's Academy junior guard K.C. Ross-Miller, who is verbally committed to Kentucky.

Tickets for the four-game event are $15 (lower-level reserved chair back seating) and $10 (general admission), and will be available on game day starting at 4 p.m. at the Gallagher-Iba Arena ticket office in the east lobby.

Game Schedule
5:00 p.m.: Stillwater vs. Ponca City (girls)
6:30 p.m.: Northside (Columbus, Ga.) vs. God's Academy (Dallas)
8:00 p.m.: Stillwater vs. Ponca City (boys)
9:30 p.m.: Laurinburg Institute (N.C.) vs. Christian Life Center (Houston)

PLAYERS TO WATCH
Laurinburg Institute
Karron Johnson, 6-8 (Oklahoma State signee)
Roscoe Davis, 7-0 (unsigned)

God's Academy (Grand Prairie, Texas)
K.C. Ross-Miller, 6-1 junior (committed to Kentucky)
Richard Armardi, 6-9 (unsigned)
Titus Rubbles, 6-7 junior (unsigned)

Northside High School (Columbus, Ga.)
Torin Walker, 6-10 (OSU signee)
James Vincent, 6-10 (Georgia State signee)

Christian Life Academy (Houston, Texas)
Augustine Rubit, 6-7 (South Alabama signee)
Kadeem Coleby, 6-9 (Louisiana Tech signee)
Junior Caudougan, 6-1 (Marquette signee)
Latavious Williams, 6-7 (unsigned)
Khris Sherrod, 6-9 (unsigned)

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