OSU Hoops: Guess the Recruiting Class

Oklahoma State is expected to have three basketball scholarships to give in the Class of 2011. Here is my best guess as to which players that the Cowboy coaching staff is targeting, and would like to gain commitments from in the next few months (if not sooner). We've listed some of the Cowboys' top targets but with only three scholarships available not all will commit and then sign with OSU.

Damien Leonard (6-5, 190)
Greenville (J.L. Mann), S.C.
The four-star prospect from Greenville, S.C. is ranked as the 51st-best overall prospect and nation's 15th-best shooting guard. He has narrowed his choices to five schools – Oklahoma State, Arizona, South Carolina, Clemson and Virginia Tech. Leonard was impressed when he made an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State in June, and is planning to schedule an official visit this fall before deciding who he will sign with during the November signing period.
Chance he signs with OSU: 75 percent

LeBryan Nash (6-6, 210)
Dallas (Lincoln), Texas
The half-brother of former Cowboy point guard Byron Eaton, Nash is ranked as the 13th-best overall prospect and third-rated small forward in the nation in the Class of 2011. Nash was quoted last month as saying that Baylor was in the lead but just days ago said there was no leader (No Leader for LeBryan Nash). Travis Ford and Butch Pierre are going to have to beat Baylor head coach Scott Drew in what I perceive as a head-to-head battle between the two Big 12 schools.
Chance he signs with OSU: 50 percent

Dai-Jon Parker (6-4, 185)
Alpharetta (Milton), Ga.
The five-star shooting guard is moving up the rankings (from No. 29 in the nation to 19th). He and his AAU coach Kenny Loyd made an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State a few weeks ago, and it definitely left a favorable impression. OSU is one of seven schools still in the running for Parker. The others are Oregon State, Virginia Tech, Northwestern, Georgia, Florida State and Ohio State. Working in OSU's favor is Loyd's relationship with Butch Pierre as the two have known each other since Loyd began taking his son Jordan and Parker to the LSU basketball camp when they were in the fourth grade.
Chance he signs with OSU: 33 percent

Jabarie Hinds (6-0, 160)
Mount Vernon, N.Y.
He is ranked the 47th-best overall prospect and the ninth-best point guard in the nation. Hinds reportedly made an unofficial visit last month to Oklahoma State (although we have not been able to confirm that with him or anyone associated with him). He currently has offers from OSU, Wake Forest, Louisville, UNLV and Virginia, with Villanova and UConn in the mix as well.
Chance he signs with OSU: 20 percent

Ky Madden (6-5, 180)
Lepanto (East Poinsett County), Ark.
A four-star recruit, Madden is ranked as the 11th-best shooting guard in the Class of 2011. It appears the Mississippi is the leader, although Madden recently said that he plans to take official visits to Ole Miss, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Florida, and either Georgetown or Georgia Tech. It's going to be tough to beat Ole Miss or Arkansas for Madden.
Chance he signs with OSU: 12 percent

Deuce Bello (6-5, 175)
High Point (Westchester Country Day), N.C.>br> The top 100 prospect (No. 97 in Scout's latest rankings) recently said that he is interested in visiting Oklahoma State, Baylor and Louisville. He's also being watched by Duke, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Wake Forest, Clemson and Maryland.
Chance he signs with OSU: 10 percent


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