Two of the top three point guards for the next recruiting class, a total of four Scout Top 100 prospects who are at least four-star players and the No. 4 player in the entire 2017 class: It’s a loaded weekend for Oklahoma men’s basketball.
The Sooners are playing host to the No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks, College Gameday and ESPN as well as a handful of elite high school basketball players. Amongst it all will be Oklahoma Sooners 2016 signee Kameron McGusty, who is rated as the No. 33 player in the country.
McGusty, who came to the Sooners’ victory against Texas on Monday with 2017 post target Isiah Jasey, has plans of talking with some of the elite players on campus this weekend. And he knows exactly which position Oklahoma needs.
“I know that a point guard is big in our 2017 recruiting class,” McGusty said.
He’ll have his choice.
Top-rated point guard and the fourth-best player in the country Trevon Duval, No. 3 overall point guard Trae Young and Top 100 point guard R.J. Nembhard, who is making his second visit in a month, are all expected be on campus.
Fellow 2016 signee Kristian Doolittle and 2017 commit Brady Manek will also be at Lloyd Noble Center - maybe doing a little recruiting of their own - for Saturday’s game, which also is expected to have nearly two dozen scouts in attendance.
McGusty, who is the highest rated player signed by Lon Kruger at Oklahoma, said he doesn’t go out of his way to recruit players to the Sooners but has talked with Jasey and 2016 top-rated center Marques Bolden about joining him in Norman.
“Basically all the guys that we are really recruiting hard, they are really liking what we have, what OU has,” McGusty said. “I see why. . . . It’s showing what OU is.”
This game had been circled on McGusty’s calendar for a while as one that he wanted to attend. He probably didn’t expect that he’d play more than just a spectator role.
McGusty said that Oklahoma is “pretty high” on Jasey’s list and that he drops Bolden a text every so often – but it’s more asking how he’s doing than pushing a school. He has played against Duval on the Under Armour Basketball circuit and has a few teammates who play with Young at Mokan Elite, the Kansas City-based and Kevin Durant sponsored AAU team.
“I’ll probably holler at both of them if I get the chance and just let them know what OU is about,” McGusty said. “If they have any questions, I’ll gladly answer.”null