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OSU basketball: Mike Boynton makes ESPN's '40 Under 40' list

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State men’s basketball coach Mike Boynton is catching more national attention.

Boynton was ranked No. 4 on ESPN’s “40 Under 40” rankings of men’s basketball coaches across the country on Wednesday.

The 38-year-old coach just completed his fourth season with the Cowboys. 

OSU has yet to make the NCAA Tournament under Boynton. But the Cowboys have a top-10 ranked recruiting class for next season that includes Cade Cunningham, the nation’s top recruit and possible No. 1-overall NBA draft pick in 2021.

“Now the rising star who made stops at Furman, Coastal Carolina, Wofford, South Carolina and Stephen F. Austin before his stint at OSU has a chance to capitalize on that momentum and secure his first trip to the NCAA tournament,” ESPN’s Myron Medcalf wrote.

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Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton signals toward the crowd after an NCAA men's Bedlam basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Oklahoma State won 83-66. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton signals toward the crowd after an NCAA men's Bedlam basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Oklahoma State won 83-66....

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