Underwood Gets First Commitment, Four-Star Recruit Visiting This Weekend

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 6:40 pm
By: News 9

Brad Underwood has signed his first player as head coach at Oklahoma State. It’s Brandon Averette, a three-star point guard from Richardson High School in Dallas. Averette originally signed with Underwood at Stephen F. Austin.

The 5-11 point guard led all DFW area 6A players in scoring with an average of 22.6 points per game. He was the two-time District 10-6A Most Valuable Player and a two-time All-Region selection by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

MaxPreps ranks Averette as the No. 17 player in the state of Texas, while 247Sports has him as the No. 20 recruit in the Lone Star state.

“I’m elated that Brandon is going to be a Cowboy,” Underwood said. “He’s one of the hardest working young men I’ve ever been around, which has really helped him burst onto the scene, not just in Texas, but across the country. Brandon is a natural scorer who knows how to also get his teammates involved, but more importantly he’s a winner. He’s an explosive athlete, and personality-wise he’s a perfect fit for Oklahoma State. We couldn’t be more excited to have Brandon in the Cowboy family.”

Averette is the fourth member of OSU’s 2016 recruiting class joining forward Cameron McGriff and guards Thomas Dziagwa and Lindy Waters III. That’s interesting because out of 13 total scholarships, the Cowboys have 10 returning on the roster.

Additionally, ESPN 100 four-star swingman Alpha Diallo is visiting Stillwater this weekend.

If Underwood and assistant Lamont Evans pull a commitment from Diallo, the Pokes will be two over the scholarship limit. Who’s leaving or giving up a scholarship?