Oklahoma high school basketball recruiting: Kingfisher forward Matthew Stone commits to North Texas
KINGFISHER – Matthew Stone won't go too far from home when he heads to play college basketball.
The senior forward on Kingfisher's basketball team announced Tuesday he was verbally committing to North Texas. He made the announcement in Kingfisher High School's gymnasium.
Stone, who averaged 17.6 points per game his junior year along with 10.2 rebounds, is one of the more dynamic forwards in the state. At 6-foot-4, he has scored more than 1,000 points in his career and helped Kingfisher to the 2019 Class 4A state title while the Yellowjackets were runners-up his freshman season.
Rivals rates Stone as a three-star prospect. He also held offers from Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Tulsa, among others.
He was named to The Oklahoman's Little All-City second team last year, where Kingfisher again qualified for the state tournament and was a favorite to repeat as champion. The Yellowjackets have lost only three games during his three seasons, including a 26-1 mark last year.
Along with senior guard Bijan Cortes, an Oklahoma commit, Kingfisher is set to return its entire starting lineup this season and will again be one of the favorites in Class 4A.