Basketball: Who's Visiting Homecoming & Hoops

The Oklahoma State coaching staff may already have its recruiting finished for the Class of 2010, but that doesn't mean Travis Ford's crew is relaxing. Quite the opposite as the Cowboy staff has targeted this weekend's Homecoming & Hoops event to bring some of the nation's top underclassmen to Stillwater. Who will be visiting? Well, GoPokes.com has what is believed to be the entire list.

As many as 12 players, including the four members who are expected to make up the Cowboys' Class of 2010, could be making the trip to Stillwater from Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Illinois and Texas.

Only two players will be making their official visits this weekend, and those are two of the players expected to sign during the basketball early signing period Nov. 11-18. The two Louisiana guards – Markel Brown (6-4, 175) and Brian Williams (6-4, 195) – who committed to Oklahoma State in June will be making their official visits this weekend, and will be in Gallagher-Iba Arena for Friday night's Homecoming & Hoops event.

Ford's other two commitments in this class also are expected to be making their visits, but since both have already been to Stillwater on official visits this weekend will have to be unofficial visits. J.P. Olukemi, a 6-7, 210-pound small forward from Vincennes (Ind.) junior college, and Mike Cobbins, a 6-9, 215-pound power forward from Amarillo (Palo Duro High School), Texas, are also expected to be making the trip to Oklahoma State.

Ford and Cowboy assistants Butch Pierre, Chris Ferguson and the rest of the staff already has begun working on next year's recruiting class, and Cowboy fans have reason to be excited if the type of prospects they are bringing in for unofficial visits this weekend is any indication of what's in store for the future.

Here's a list of the players expected to visit for Homecoming & Hoops:

Class of 2011
** Bruce Barron, a 6-3, 185-pound point guard from Carbondale (Brehm Prep), Ill., who is also being recruited by Purdue, Illinois, Citadel and Missouri State. Barron's older brother (Justin Dentmon) played at Washington, but the Brehm Prep junior has been quoted as saying that Oklahoma State is his leader.

** Kentavious Caldwell, a 6-4, 170-pound shooting guard from Greenville, Ga., who is ranked as the 20th-best prospect overall (and sixth-best shooting guard) in the nation by Scout.com. The five-star prospect is also being recruited by Clemson, Florida State, Ohio State and Oklahoma.

** LeBryan Nash, a 6-6, 210-pound small forward from Dallas (Lincoln), Texas, who is the 11th-best prospect overall (and No. 3 small forward) in the nation, according to Scout.com's rankings. A five-star prospect, Nash also is being recruited by Florida, Gonzaga, Georgetown, Texas, Baylor, Syracuse and Oklahoma.

** LaQuinton Ross, a 6-7, 185-pound small forward from Jackson (Murrah), Miss., who is ranked as the 15th-best prospect overall (No. 5 small forward) in the nation by Scout.com. Another five-star prospect, he is being recruited by Syracuse, Baylor, Florida, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Memphis and North Carolina State.

** Devonta Adams, a 6-7, 200-pound small forward from Dallas (Seagoville), Texas. He averaged 19.9 points and 10.2 rebounds as a sophomore for the Dragons, and scored 50 points in Seagoville's win over North Dallas.

Class of 2012
** Isaiah Austin, a 6-11, 220-pound post player from Grace Preparatory Academy in Arlington, Texas, who is ranked as the third-best prospect among all high school sophomores this season. The list of colleges recruiting him already includes Kansas, Texas, Baylor, Kansas State and Texas A&M.

**Darryl Milburn, a 6-4, 180-pound guard from Baton Rouge (McKinley), La.

Class of 2013
** Brian Bridgewater, a 6-6, 210-pound freshman who attends Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge, La., who is expected to be one of the top recruits in the nation by the time he's a senior.


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