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OSU Men's Basketball Recruiting/Projections/General Discussions

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

  1. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young/Cade Stover man crush. Not ashamed

    Dollars to Doughnuts this stuff is the biggest reason Jay Wright hung em up. This has to be maddening for most coaches to try and navigate.
  2. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    I had the same exact thought
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  3. Trevi

    Trevi Senior

    Makes me wonder how Coach Matta is going to deal with it.
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    “It’s certainly an important moment for us to have a couple guys drafted this year. There's no question it’s important. It’s something we want to see on a consistent basis, and we hope that this is the beginning of that,” Holtmann said. “Going into next year we’ll have five players in five years on NBA rosters. Some of it’s been a different path, from undrafted, Keita drafted, now these two drafted.

    “So I think as much as anything we want to add to that number of five guys – that’s important to us. We get into this business as a coaching staff to help players reach their dreams and fulfill their dreams and their potential as players. That’s why we get into this. We certainly love competing for what we’re competing, but that is a goal of ours, it will always be a goal. And to see a young man who has a real chance to reach his dream and fulfill his potential as a player is really, really important for us.”

    Even if Branham and Liddell will be Holtmann’s first two first-round picks, the impressive NBA résumés of several of his former Buckeyes over the past several seasons has been an important recruiting tool for the Ohio State coaching staff. The 2022 NBA draft will only bolster that pitch to potential Buckeyes of the future.

    “That’s certainly something we’ve talked about with recruits. That’s not an easy thing to do,” Holtmann said. “And obviously we’ve talked about the development of some guys in our program, whether it’s Duane for three years or E.J. continuing to progress and moving up in his own draft stock, which has been really important and really fun to see. And then the success of a Jae’Sean and a Keita. It’s really important for us to be able to sell that there’s different avenues in which we’ve helped guys get to the NBA. The development piece has been there, recruiting a high-level young man like (Branham) and seeing his development and being a one-and-done. So it’s really been a wide range of those five guys, a wide range of ways of getting there.”

    Just sayin': Well, let's hope it helps recircuiting.
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann had a lot of opportunity to sell in the transfer portal after the entire Ohio State backcourt graduated, headed to the NBA Draft or transferred. Oh, and superstar E.J. Liddell kid also is off to the NBA too. The success of Duane Washington Jr. and Malaki Branham was really attractive to transfer portal guards, and Ohio State has landed three good ones in Tanner Holden (Wright State), Isaac Likekele (Oklahoma State) and Sean McNeil (West Virginia).

    All three guards are rated as top-70 transfers. They all do something different and should mesh perfectly with Justice Sueing and Zed Key. Likekele is a defensive stopper, and McNeil is a lights-out, spot-up shooter. While Holden is not much of a 3-point shooter, he can do literally everything else. This transfer portal class could do some damage and be one of the most impactful classes when it's all said and done.
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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Detroit guard Antoine Davis will stay with the program for his final season of eligibility, he announced. Davis, the 2022 Horizon League Co-Player of the Year, considered BYU, Georgetown, Kansas State and Maryland along with the possibility of returning to Detroit for his senior season.

    "I don’t except anybody to respect my decision but it’s also the reason why it’s my decision," Davis said.

    Davis received a significant NIL deal, according to Jeff Goodman of Stadium. Davis confirmed the deal shortly after.

  8. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    OK, when was the last time you saw NBL in a basketball recruit's top 7?

    The NBL is the pre-eminent professional men's basketball league in Australia and New Zealand.
  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Sights and Sounds: Ohio State staff makes three new scholarship offers at team camp

    Holtmann and assistant coaches Jake Diebler, Jack Owens and Mike Netti made at least three new scholarship offers after viewing prospects at the camp. The newest OSU offers went to:

    * Erie (Pa.) Keystone Academy 2024 point guard Dellquan Warren. Warren excelled at the OSU camp on Friday, hitting a game winning shot in the final seconds of a win over Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary’s. He has made several visits to Ohio State previously. He plays with the Wildcats Select 17-U team on the adidas circuit. He also has offers from Maryland, Rutgers and Youngstown State.

    * Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 2025 combo guard Trey McKenney. The 6-4, 198-pound McKenney comes with a Big Ten-ready body. He is a native of Flint, Mich., who will play at St. Mary’s for his sophomore year. He is a standout for the Meanstreets in the Nike EYBL. Besides Ohio State, McKenney has offers from DePaul, Illinois, Michigan, TCU, Temple and Texas.

    * Richmond Heights, Ohio, 2025 shooting guard Dorian Jones. The 6-4 Jones helped Richmond Heights win the Division IV state championship during his freshman season. He is also a standout on the All-Ohio Red 15-U team. Jones also boasts offers from Arizona State, Cincinnati, Cleveland State and Toledo.

    Jones joins classmates Darryn Peterson of Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy and Jerry Easter of Toledo Emmanuel School as 2025 prospects from Ohio with early offers from the Buckeyes.

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  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Ohio State added its second walk-on of the month on Friday.

    Citadel transfer forward Owen Spencer, a 6-foot-9 forward who hails from Cincinnati's Turpin High School, is the latest addition to the Buckeye roster, a team spokesperson confirmed to Eleven Warriors after an initial report from Adam Jardy of the Columbus Dispatch.

    Spencer appeared in 23 games for the Bulldogs over the past two seasons, averaging 0.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 7.6 minutes per game. Spencer will have three years of eligibility remaining at Ohio State.

    On June 13, Chris Holtmann and company received a commitment from 6-foot-3 guard Colby Baumann – the Buckeyes' first walk-on addition of the summer. The Texas native hails from IMG Academy and will be a true freshman at Ohio State this season.

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  13. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    Wow, the basketball forums really died here, huh.

    Anyways, two top targets for OSU are announcing this week, Devin Royal tomorrow and Scotty Middleton on Saturday. Hopeful for at least some good news. Not out of the question that we might get both.
  14. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    If we land Middleton what's it mean for local kid Swain??
  15. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    I think Swain goes elsewhere if we get Middleton, as they are similar wing players. If we miss on Middleton, then I imagine we push harder for Swain.
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