“Everybody looks great,” Ford said. “The guys we have back are all working hard and looking good. We’re excited about all the freshmen. And Gary Gaskins is so athletic and active, he’s like a pogo stick out there.”
Smart has returned to Stillwater from the gold medal experience with Team USA’s U19 team. He’s scheduled to take some time off. Markel Brown also got in some extra work, first taking advantage of an invite to Kevin Durant’s Nike camp for wing men, where he performed well enough to get an invite to LeBron James’ camp.
“It’s great having everyone around and working so hard,” Ford said.
The focus for Ford and his staff soon shifts to recruiting, with the start of another evaluation period opening Wednesday and running off and on through July 28.
Among OSU’s main targets are some of the nation’s elite prospects: 7-foot center Myles Turner of Euless, Texas; 6-3 point guard Emmanuel Mudlay of Dallas; and 6-8 power forward Craig Victor of New Orleans.
The Cowboys are battling the sport’s heavyweights for all three 5-star prospects, yet are in the mix.
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