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2022-2023 Ohio State Men's Basketball

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by ScriptOhio, Aug 23, 2021.

  1. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

    Looks like Holtmann will have a second vacancy to fill on his staff. Tony Skinn is reportedly heading to Maryland.

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  2. Don Muenz

    Don Muenz Kill the blow. Let the devil sort them out.

    At halftime of CBI Final, Lunardi showed OSU as a three-seed in the 2023 Western Regional. That is strange, considering the consensus around here that we aren’t going to be very goid.
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    The article even includes a mention of Sueing and Towns:

    Likewise, OSU had a pair of senior forwards who missed most or all of this past season due to health concerns. Both Justice Sueing (abdominal injury) and Seth Towns (back) have one more season of eligibility left due to Covid provisions. However, since they would count against the scholarship total of 13, it remains to be seen whether one or both will be back in the fold for next season.
  4. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Towns Sueing time has passed.
  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Yeah I agree. I posted this a couple days ago:

    I wouldn't tell either one to "hit the road"; however...

    1) Seth Towns really hasn't been healthy since he's been at Ohio State. He was a Freshman at Harvard in 2016, that would make him 24 - 25 years old. Considering his age, chronic health issues, hasn't really played meaningful minutes and/or up to his potential since 2017/2018 at Harvard, and the fact that he has (at least) a degree from Harvard and probably a post graduate degree from Ohio State; I'll say it's time for him get on with his life after college basketball (i.e. employment in his chosen career field).

    2) Justice Sueing has to be 23 -24 years old and after 5 years in college should have graduated too. Maybe it's time for him to move on with his life after college basketball too. However, he has consistently scored in double digits and would add some Senior leadership on what looks like to be a predominantly young team in 2022/2023; if he wanted to return I'd welcome him back.
  6. Jake

    Jake We'll get 'em next year? ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Disagree. If they're able and willing to play both can be contributors. Can't see any non-emotional reason to tell them to leave, IF they're able and willing.
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  7. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Exactly. Sueing especially. Dude can flat out score
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  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    “Jake will be elevated to Ryan’s position,” Holtmann said during his radio show on 97.1 The Fan last week. “He will also take the offense over from Ryan and we’ll continue to construct the staff here in the coming weeks. There will be decisions on guys we’re bringing in and who we’re hiring. Obviously, it’s a position that has garnered a lot of attention because of this place and the success we’ve had.”
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  9. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    I like promoting Jake and have him running the offense. Makes sense.

    I don't mind if we promote Netti into the "personnel" coach role. He has assistant experience and I think would do well in that Schrage-type role. I also believe he could recruit well enough. If Holtmann goes another way, that's cool, too. But I wouldn't be upset if he promoted Netti, IF...

    He goes big with the other assistant hire. We need a Knowles. We need a guy who will pour a lot of heart and experience into fixing this D. If they can recruit well, too, so much the better.
  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Heavy contributors Kyle Young and Jamari Wheeler are also gone along with reserves Justin Ahrens, Joey Brunk, Jimmy Sotos and Cedric Russell.

    And of course there's the huge unknown as to whether either Malaki Branham or Justice Sueing will opt for one more season in Columbus.

    That means Holtmann must replace no less than seven guys and that number could swell to nine if both Branham and Sueing move on. The number could push even higher should any existing guys with eligibility decide to toss their names into the transfer portal.

    Holtmann is also down two assistants after Ryan Pedon accepted the head coaching gig at Illinois State and Tony Skinn moved to Maryland in an assistant coach role.

    And while losing Liddell creates a huge although expected blow, the possibility of Branham and/or Sueing leaving would be tough pills to swallow.

    That said, in this day and age of college basketball where legit ready-now, collegiate-experienced players are clogging up the transfer portal, head coaches are in better position now more than ever to attract formidable replacements and avoid a drop-off in talent.

    For Holtmann, the chance to remake the roster is likely viewed as a good thing, although it certainly would be huge if at least one of the Branham/Sueing tandem remains in town.

    The fact is, last year's roster was by all accounts made up of great kids but there were players logging minutes that can absolutely be upgraded. And there's probably a player or two on the current roster that could be upgraded though that is certainly a much more delicate matter and Holtmann is not the type to give up on a kid. I don't say that as being a good or bad thing, I'm just not sure he's trying to be a coach that "processes" too many kids out of the program even if their ability to generate wins doesn't match the original expectation upon arrival.

    Of course, the two vehicles to facilitate a talent infusion come via successful recruitment of high school kids ready to make the leap and then by identifying vets in the transfer portal that would best fit the rest of the roster's needs and then successfully selling those players on their projected role, the team culture and the school's overall offerings.
  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Who comes back?
    Additions from the transfer portal
    Coaching changes
    Other conference team questions
    Incoming freshman class

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  12. Jake

    Jake We'll get 'em next year? ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    This won't help the cause.

    He's gone.

  13. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Dang. Such a short time but I enjoyed watching his game.

    Hope he succeeds and adds some more Buckeye Ballers in The Association.
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  14. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck SoCal, Baby!

    Gonna be an unrecognizable team next season, for the most part.
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  15. Don Muenz

    Don Muenz Kill the blow. Let the devil sort them out.

    Could sell more programs?
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