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OSU Men's Basketball Recruiting/Projections/General Discussions

Discussion in 'Basketball Recruiting' started by wadc45, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

  2. wigmon

    wigmon Junior

    I think the point you were trying to make was fairly obvious. I don't think the example fit the intended point (comparing a SG to a SF shooting specialist). You may as well have asked whether I prefer Jordan or Kerr. Branham can shoot and drive and thats what you want out of a SG, with emphasis on shooting as you need to be able to spread the floor.

    A better example may have been who would you rather have at SG, Jaesean Tate, or Dwayne Washington? Effective scorers, entirely different skill sets. DW's skills are what you want out of a 2G, especially when you don't have many other shooters. We are losing our best perimeter shooters (top 5 statistically) and need to replace that.
  3. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior

    It’s because I read your post wrong. I thought you were saying you didn’t like Holden because he wasn’t a good enough 3 pt shooter. And then with your MJ/Kerr comment I thought you were making my point for me. But I re-read your comment. So my bad. That’s what I get for commenting while sitting on the beach with alcohol in my belly…
  4. wigmon

    wigmon Junior

    Now I'm jealous.

    I just don't like Holden for the 2G. He made fewer threes than Kyle last year (twice as many minutes). He only takes them if left alone and I think we need a 2G with shooting skills given what we lost on that front. I think his game is nearly identical to Sueing. I think he can play in the B1G, but just feel like we have big needs that he doesn't address.
  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Check this one out, updates on 3 years (i.e. 2023, 2024, and 2025) worth of prospects:

    Travel Targets: Ohio State coaches hit road for major basketball events

    Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann currently has two verbal commitments for his 2023 class. The class, currently ranked sixth, includes Kentucky combo guard George Washington III (ranked 46th overall nationally) and St. Marys (Ohio) Memorial center Austin Parks (ranked 149th).

    Entire article:
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  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    South Carolina transfer Jermaine Couisnard is starting to set up visits. Couisnard averaged 12 points and 3.2 assists this season.

    “So far Maryland, Ohio State, UMass, Oregon, Houston, and DePaul have been showing heavy interest,” he said. I'll be taking a visit to Maryland and Ohio State soon but don't have the exact dates. They are coming up in a week or so.”

    "Right now Maryland and Ohio State are the only ones I've set up. I will be taking one to Oregon as well but I don't have a date on that but I know i'll visit there. Gonzaga is also a possibility. I'm just seeing if the right players leave for me to have interest."

    Ohio State: “Their message is similar to Marylands. They want me to be myself and play into the structure of getting me into ball screens where I'm more dominant. I also have a good relationship with the staff. It has been going well and I've been talking to them every day. We have been just going back and forth talking about basketball and things like that.
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  7. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

    Huge visit. Pretty much the consensus top available transfer in the country.

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  8. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Bucket getter. Can takeover and win games by himself.

    Have a feeling he ends up in West Lafayette to fill Jaden Ivey’s role.

    But hopefully Holt can find a way!
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  9. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

    Agreed but it initially didn’t even look like OSU would get a visit so I’ll take it!
  10. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    Branham will make his money in the League by being a slasher, which he showed as a Buckeye. Ahrens, when he did move toward the basket, never 'stopped and popped' a mid-range shot. Had he exhibited this willngness, his defender wouldn't have been able to put his chin into Ahren's chest, and consequently allow Ahren to utilize his quick release. Can only assume tOSU's coaches pointed this out to Ahrens, but ? - don't want to say he didn't listen....Anyone know why Diebs seemed to always be 'open' for a 3, while Ahrens wasn't? I can't recollect why, but Diebler was never guarded as closely, and consequently scored a bunch. Agree that Ahrens lost his mojo, but applaud Holtmann for having faith in him, until he didn't. Wish Ahrens well wherever he goes. PS, my coach had me practice with 3 lb ankle weights, trying (hoping?) to make me a tad quicker. Couldn't hurt....Go Bucks!
  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    NC State transfer power forward Manny Bates is receiving interest from six high-major college basketball programs as he explores his options, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. The former Wolfpack forward entered the transfer portal March 29. Auburn, Georgetown, Houston, Illinois, Iowa State and Ohio State have been in touch with Bates, Rothstein reported Monday on Twitter, citing Bates.

    A redshirt junior with the Wolfpack in 2021-22, Bates logged one game before missing the rest of the season due to a right shoulder injury. During his redshirt-sophomore season in 2020-21, Bates averaged 9.8 points on 64.1% shooting while adding 5.4 rebounds in 24 games (23 starts).
  12. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Detroit Mercy's Antoine Davis, No. 22 scorer in college basketball history, to enter transfer portal

    Detroit guard Antoine Davis, one of the top scorers in the history of college basketball, on Thursday said he's entering the transfer portal.

    "After much thought and consideration, I have decided to enter the transfer portal," Davis posted to Twitter. "I will always remember the University of Detroit Mercy and what it has done for me. I wouldn't be in this position without the University giving me an opportunity as a student-athlete. I was honored to be a Titan and play in the Horizon League against great players and coaches, and I loved every second of being coached by my dad and brother.

    Well, this guy is a "scoring machine". I wonder if he is interested in Ohio State.
  14. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    I don't think Antoine Davis is what we need. He's maybe a slightly more dynamic Cedric Russell. Turns it over as much as he assists and that's in the Horizon. His defensive rating on Evan Miya is a dreadful -9.9

    I'd rather have Pack, Couisnard, or Barthelemy... in that order.
  15. ScriptOhio

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    Former South Carolina basketball guard Jermaine Couisnard entered the transfer portal in late March but now has a few visits set up in the month of April. Couisnard is set to visit Maryland, Ohio State and Gonzaga, per CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. The Maryland and Ohio State visits were set up for the weekend and Monday while the Gonzaga visit is scheduled for April 28.

    Couisnard was a member of the South Carolina basketball program for four seasons, redshirted his first year on campus. Last season, Couisnard finished with 12 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per game, 3.2 assists per game, shot 39.6% from the floor and 32.3% from three-point range.

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