Cowboy Basketball Notebook

Who are the prospects expected to visit Oklahoma State during the month of June as the summer recruiting period heats up? Have all the members of the Class of 2010 reported this week in preparation for summer school beginning next Monday? Find out the answers to these questions and more inside this edition of the Cowboy Basketball Notebook.

Leonard Set To Arrive Thursday Night
Damien Leonard, the 6-foot-4 guard who is ranked the 30th-best prospect in the Class of 2011 by Scout.com recruiting expert Dave Telep, is expected to arrive Thursday night in Stillwater for an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State.

Leonard, from Greenville (J.L. Mann High), S.C., averaged 21 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in leading the Patriots to a 20-7 record and the third round of the state playoffs this past season.

Leonard has been offered by nearly 20 schools, including Kansas and Texas, but has said that his favorites are Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Clemson, Arizona, Kentucky and Virginia Tech.

He has already made trips to Arizona, Clemson, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.

More Visitors To Stillwater
The Oklahoma State coaching staff may also be hosting a couple more prospects in the coming days. Dai-Jon Parker, a 6-3 guard from Alpharetta (Milton High), Ga., who is ranked the 29th-best prospect in the Class of 2011, is expected to make the trip to Stillwater next week, possibly arriving Monday night.

Willie Cauley, a 6-10 post player from Spearville, Kan., who just finished his sophomore year of high school, also is expected to make an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State early next week. Cauley averaged 13.8 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots a year ago as a sophomore for the Lancers.

Both LeBryan Nash (No. 11 in Telep's rankings for 2011 prospects) and point guard Jabarie Hinds, from Mt. Vernon, N.Y., could also be possible visitors later in June.

The Newest Cowboys Arrive On Campus
Three of the five players signed by OSU head coach Travis Ford in the Class of 2010 arrived on campus this week, and have enrolled for summer school beginning next Monday.

J.P. Olukemi, a transfer from Vincennes (Ind.) University, has been on campus since January, and practiced with the team throughout the spring.

Freshmen-to-be Markel Brown, Michael Cobbins and Brian Williams each reported this week and are going through freshman orientation in preparation for beginning summer school classes next week.

The only signee who did not report this week is 6-8, 235-pound Darrell Williams, who has to complete some summer school classes at Midland (Texas) College. He is expected to be on campus in August when the fall semester begins.


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