A Look at the Elite Prospects Mike Boynton Will Coach with USA Basketball

Mike Boynton will be on the sidelines in Mexico this summer as part of the coaching staff for Team USA for the FIBA U18 Americas Championship, and Tuesday we learned the players Boynton will get the opportunity to coach.

USA Basketball announced the 27 players headed to camp to vie for 12 spots on Team USA’s roster. The crop includes nine uncommitted high school players, including Del City big man (and OSU target) Brandon Garrison. Here is the full list of camp participants:

Name Age Height Class High School College Hometown
Mark Armstrong 18 6-3 2022 St. Peter’s Prep Villanova South Orange, NJ
Amari Bailey 18 6-4 2022 Sierra Canyon HS UCLA Chatsworth, CA
Matt Bewley 18 6-8 2023 Overtime Elite Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Omaha Biliew 17 6-8 2023 Link Year Prep Waukee, IA
Anthony Black 18 6-7 2022 Duncanville HS Arkansas Duncanville, TX
Xavier Booker 17 6-10 2023 Cathedral HS Fishers, IN
Kanaan Carlyle 17 6-2 2023 Milton HS Stanford Alpharetta, GA
Stephon Castle 17 6-6 2023 Newton HS Connecticut Covington, GA
Isaiah Collier 17 6-3 2023 Wheeler HS Marietta, GA
Eric Dailey Jr. 18 6-6 2022 IMG Academy Bradenton, FL
Corey Floyd 18 6-3 2021 Roselle Catholic HS Providence Franklin, NJ
Caleb Foster 17 6-4 2023 Oak Hill Academy Duke Harrisburg, NC
Brandon Gardner 17 6-7 2023 Word of God Waynesboro, GA
Brandon Garrison 18 6-9 2023 Del City HS Oklahoma City, OK
Gregory ‘GG’ Jackson 17 6-8 2023 Ridge View HS North Carolina Camden, SC
Dior Johnson 18 6-2 2022 Southern Cal Academy Oregon Kingston, NY
Carter Lang 17 6-10 2023 St. Anne’s – Belfield Charlottesville, VA
Jared McCain 18 6-2 2023 Centennial HS Duke Sacramento, CA
Derik Queen 17 6-9 2024 Montverde Academy Baltimore, MD
Ty Rodgers 18 6-6 2022 Thornton HS Illinois Saginaw, MI
Nick Smith Jr. 18 6-4 2022 North Little Rock HS Arkansas Jacksonville, AR
Seth Trimble 17 6-2 2022 Menomonee Falls HS North Carolina Menomonee Falls, WI
Jordan Walsh 18 6-7 2022 Link Year Prep Arkansas Cedar Hill, TX
Ja’Kobe Walter 17 6-5 2023 McKinney HS McKinney, TX
Kel’el Ware 18 7-0 2022 North Little Rock HS Oregon North Little Rock, AR
Bryson Warren 17 6-2 2023 Overtime Elite Sherwood, AR
Cam Whitmore 17 6-6 2022 Archbishop Spalding HS Villanova Odenton, MD

OSU has offers out to four of the uncommitted 2023 prospects who will be in attendance: Garrison, Omaha Biliew, Brandon Gardner and Ja’Kobe Walter.

Garrison is a four-star prospect in the class, coming in at No. 56 in the composite rankings. Garrison told PFB that he is taking an official visit to Stillwater at the end of this week. He is also being recruited by Arkansas, Gonzaga, Texas Tech, Texas, SMU, LSU and others.

Biliew, a 6-foot-8 power forward, took a visit to Stillwater last fall. He is a five-star prospect in the 2023 class, ranked 12th nationally. He also holds offers from Kansas, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa State and others.

Walter, a five-star guard, and Gardner, a four-star forward, have both already made top lists that don’t include Oklahoma State.

Boynton will also have the opportunity to coach Anthony Black. Black was a five-star prospect in the 2022 class who was long considered an OSU lean, but he eventually committed to and signed with Arkansas.

The camp is May 26 to June 2 in Houston. That list of 27 players will drop to 12, and that group will travel to Tijuana, Mexico for the FIBA U18 Americas Championship from June 6 to June 12. The Top 4 teams at the event will qualify for the 2023 FIBA U19 World Cup next year.

Team USA has won the event nine of the 11 times it has taken place.

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