Until Friday, it had been 574 days since Mike Boynton made a “Js on a plane” tweet.
Boynton showcased his Powder Blue Jordan XIs on some aircraft Friday, announcing that he has returned to off-campus recruiting for the first time since the pandemic began. Before the pandemic, Boynton posting a picture similar to this was a normal thing when he went out on recruiting trips.
Where did Boynton go in his first day back? To see five-star guard Keyonte George at the TABC Showcase in Duncanville, Texas. George included Oklahoma State in his Top 5 in May.
George is the No. 6 player in all of the 2022 class and the nation’s top shooting guard. He is a three-level scorer who is probably at his best when attacking the basket. He makes good basketball players look not good at basketball.
Listed at 6-foot-4, 185 pounds, George has already taken visits to Texas, Baylor and Kansas this month, and he is expected to be in Stillwater on an official basis next week.
Brandon Jenkins, a recruiting analyst for 247Sports, evaluated George earlier this month and projected him as a future First Round NBA Draft pick and compared him to D’Angelo Russell.
George is a smooth scoring guard who shows a high level of dedication to the game and looks to play the game the right way. He scores within the flow of an offense and can knock down jumpers from all three ranges on the floor. His in-between game is potent as he has the knack of getting to his spots to get his shot off. He uses his handle to wiggle his way into his pullup and has the explosiveness and body control to finish plays in a crowd. His game is built upon skill more than elite quickness. He plays with poise and makes sound decisions with the ball in his hands. George’s assertiveness is always in question due to his nonchalant demeanor on the floor as he can disappear in spurts at times. His effort on defense could improve but he definitely is capable of becoming a solid defender because of the length and lateral mobility he possesses. George’s talent, skill level, and scoring touch is undeniable. He has a high ceiling and given the spacing on the floor, he will have a shot at being very productive at the highest level of the sport.
Here are about 13 minutes of George dominating AAU games this spring.
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