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Rivals150 guard Donovan Williams picks Oklahoma State

Donovan Williams
Donovan Williams

A wild year for Rivals150 shooting guard Donovan Williams culminated with a commitment to Oklahoma State.

Exactly one year after tearing his ACL, the former Nebraska commitment confirmed to that he's headed to Stillwater for college.

“I’ve picked Oklahoma State University for a few reasons," Williams told "I feel like it’s the best platform for me to reach my next goal which is the NBA. Also, coach Mike Boynton is a good coach, he played himself and I feel he knows how to get the most out of me.

"Then there is the chance to play with the No. 1 player in the country Cade Cunningham. Being around him on a daily basis and learning from his habits is a big opportunity."

A strong and tough 6-foot-5 scorer from Lincoln (Neb.) North Star, Williams returned from a torn ACL in just a month and dealt with a separation from his hometown school and having to find a new college home.

“I learned to believe in myself because I didn’t at first," said Williams. "A year ago today I would have never thought that I would be in the position I am now committing to Oklahoma State an playing with the No. 1 player in the country. It means a lot to me and I’m not done yet.”

In addition to Williams and Cunningham, Oklahoma State's recruiting class features four-star Canadian Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe, four-star guard Rondel Walker and three-star big man Montreal Pena. The Cowboys also picked up grad transfer Ferron Flavors and their group will now rank No. 4 nationally in the 2020 team recruiting rankings.

“Freshman year I expect to come in and make an immediate impact," said Williams. "They’ve lost a couple of starters and have a position to fill for a guy who can knock shots and play off of Cade. Then we have another guy like Isaac Likekele who can play all over and make plays so that role to make shots is there.I want to be a scorer and a playmaker."