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Projected Scholarship Breakdown

Discussion in 'Basketball Recruiting' started by OSUBasketballJunkie, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Updated 08/13/2013

    Breakdown of scholarships by year. This information will be updated whenever it changes due to early departures, APR issues, future verbals etc.

    2013-2014

    13 Scholarships

    Lenzelle Smith (Sr)
    Aaron Craft (Sr)

    Shannon Scott (Jr)
    LaQuinton Ross (Jr)
    Sam Thompson (Jr)
    Trey McDonald (Jr)
    Amir Williams (Jr)

    Amedeo Della Valle (So)

    Marc Loving (Fr) - signed LOI
    Kameron Williams (Fr) - signed LOI

    3 spots available (assuming 1 2013 early entry)

    2014-2015

    13 Scholarships

    Shannon Scott (Sr)
    LaQuinton Ross (Sr)
    Sam Thompson (Sr)
    Trey McDonald (Sr)
    Amir Williams (Sr)

    Amedeo Della Valle (Jr)

    Marc Loving (So) - signed LOI
    Kameron Williams (So) - signed LOI

    Keita Bates-Diop (Fr) - verbal
    Jae'Sean Tate (Fr) - verbal
    David Bell (Fr) - verbal
    D'Angelo Russell (Fr) - verbal

    1 spot available

    2015-2016

    13 Scholarships

    Amedeo Della Valle (Sr)

    Marc Loving (Jr) - signed LOI
    Kameron Williams (Jr) - signed LOI

    Keita Bates-Diop (Soph) - verbal
    Jae'Sean Tate (Soph) - verbal
    David Bell (Soph) - verbal
    D'Angelo Russell (Soph) - verbal

    Amos 'AJ' Harris (Fr) - verbal
    Mickey Mitchell (Fr) - verbal

    4 spots available
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 22, 2013
  2. BengalsAndBucks

    BengalsAndBucks Senior Former Premier League Champ

    Here is how I see our scholarship situation currently. My math very well may be wrong here, and please feel free to tell me I'm an idiot if it is.

    We currently have 13 players on scholarship:

    Seniors: None

    Juniors:
    David Lighty
    Kyle Madsen
    PJ Hill
    Jeremie Simmons

    Sophomores:
    Evan Turner
    Jon Diebler
    Dallas Lauderdale
    Zisis Sarikopoulos
    Nikola Kecman

    Freshmen:
    William Buford
    Anthony Crater
    BJ Mullens
    Walter Offutt

    This means that, if we have no departures, we have 0 scholarships to give for 2009, and 4 to give for 2010 (we currently have 5 committments, and Adrien Payne would make 6).

    However, it is very probable that BJ will be gone after this season, as he is a top-5 NBA draft pick on potential and athletic ability alone. Assuming he does, that would free up one scholarship. Lets say we give it to Dashonte Riley. Assuming no one else leaves after this season, we would be at 13 scholarships for the 2009 season, with all the players listed above just moving up a class year and Riley replacing BJ as the only freshman.

    Now looking at 2010- we would have 4 scholarship players graduating after the 2009 season. This means we would be one scholarship short for our current class of 5 committs, and 2 scholarships short if Payne does decide to become a Buckeye. I have no idea where we stand right now or the likelihood of this, and hopefully the staff has a better idea than we do. Lets say Payne does committ. This means, to accomodate the 2010 recruiting class, we need 2 more players to leave early.

    Now, I don't know the odds of this happening, but I would say its not completely out of the realm of possibility. Evan Turner had a good freshman year last year, and looks to do even better this year. Some people are saying he may be able to go after this year- I don't know about that yet, but we are one game in. However, after two more seasons, with his size, if he can improve his outside shooting from last year (which certainly wasn't terrible, but wasn't NBA caliber) and improve his A/T ratio from last season, then I could definitely see him going early and getting drafted.

    From what I have seen so far from William Buford, I would not be shocked to see him gone after this season, and would be suprised if he wasn't gone after next season (barring injury). Kid can flat-out score, he has great touch from beyond the arc, and he has very good size and athleticism for an NBA shooting guard. If he can put on some weight, I could definitely see him being gone by the end of the 2009 season.

    (FWIW, Draftexpress.com is currently projecting Buford at 17 in 2010 NBA Draft, Turner at 33, and Lighty at 44).

    I could definitely see this scenario coming true. And the point of me typing this ridiculously long breakdown is that I would love to get Dashonte in this class. While we wont desperately need a big in 2009 with DL, Kecman, Zisis, and Madsen, it would allow us to bring Dashonte along slowly (if he is indeed a project, as many people are claiming) and expect big contributions from him in 2011-2012 with his size. Clearly, the staff has a much better grasp of this situation than I do, but I hope they are able to find a way for us to get Dashonte this year.
     
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  3. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting. Staff Member

    Edited the scholarships to reflect the transfer of Anthony Crater.
     
  4. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    Lets try and keep the discussion about the number of scholarships available to this thread instead of posting in individual player's thread.

    As of this date, we have 11 players on scholarship with 4 guys graduating next year so we should have a total of 6 scholarships available to offer in 2010 unless we bring someone in this year. If that happens and Turner goes early next year, we will still have 6 scholarships available for 2010 and there is always the possibility that Buford might leave early.

    There has been some discussion that due to KK leaving that we lost one scholarship for the 2009 season but I have not any release from Ohio State which verifies that. With the departure of Crater and Mullens, if that is true, that would not hurt us if we gave out a scholarship this spring for next year.


    There has also been quite a bit of discussion regarding Lighty and if you will stay for his senior season.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2009
  5. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    BuckeyeXtra - The Columbus Dispatch : Ohio State men's basketball: Scholarship decision pending
     
  6. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    Dispatch


    I don't think having any scholarships, or maybe one, for 2009 will hurt us in any way especially considering the following.
     
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  7. 09 is done....
     
  8. buckeydoptimist

    buckeydoptimist certified hoops nut

    Kecman should be put in the 09-10 Soph class as the Dispatch and other sources have said he will get a redshirt for 2008-2009 and will still have 3 years of eligibility left.
     
  9. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    I think you're probably correct but it is also possible that the NCAA has not notified Ohio State lady will be granted a redshirt and maybe he will not stick around for 3 more years. One never knows.
     
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  10. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    Updated 4/12/2010

    Updated as of 6/12/2010
    The updated available scholarships is based on the notion that all incoming freshmen are eligible and that there are no one and done players:( over the next two seasons.

    2010-2011

    David Lighty Senior
    Jon Diebler Senior
    Dallas Lauderdale Senior
    Nikola Kecman Junior
    William Buford Junior
    Evan Ravenel (Transfer)
    Jared Sullinger Freshman
    DeShaun Thomas Freshman
    Jordan Sibert Freshman
    Lenzelle Smith Freshman
    Aaron Craft Freshman
    JD Weatherspoon Freshman

    0 scholarship available

    2011-2012

    Nikola Kecman Senior
    William Buford Senior
    Evan Ravenel, Junior
    Jared Sullinger Sophomore
    DeShaun Thomas Sophomore
    Jordan Sibert Sophomore
    Lenzelle Smith Sophomore
    Aaron Craft Sophomore
    JD Weatherspoon Sophomore
    Shannon Scott Freshman
    LaQuinton Ross Freshman
    Sam Thompson Freshman

    1 scholarships available
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010
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  11. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Post #1 has been updated for the transfer of Zisis and the recent commits.
     
  12. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    Next year's team looks very strong... I know, I know, I'm not breaking any ground with that statement, but I haven't really focused on hoops at all... 2010-11 should be a fun season....
     
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  13. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Seems like there are two spots likely to be available for 2012...does that sound correct?

    Coleman and Parker seem like the top targets...although OSU has offered at least 8 players that are 6-7 or taller:

    Amile Jefferson - 6-7 PF
    Anthony Bennett - 6-7 PF
    Joel James - 6-10 C
    Adam Woodbury - 6-11 C
    Brice Johnson - 6-9 PF
    DaJuan Coleman - 6-8 C
    Tony Parker - 6-8 C
    Danuel House - 6-7 SF

    So they are obviously focused on front court players and appear to be targeting a 4 and a 5...possibly to replace Thomas and Sullinger. There are a few other players with offers like Gary Harris or Javontae Hawkins but it doesn't seem OSU is pursuing either too hard.
     
  14. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Assuming 1 early entry (Sully), that matches what's listed in post #1 of this thread, which is updated whenever the scholarship availability changes.
     
  15. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    Two would probably be the correct number assuming that Thomas does leave. However, I think it is going to be very difficult for coaches to make written offers to recruits before there is a new CBA in place. There has been some chatter about changing the number of years a high school Player might have to attend college before he can be drafted.
     

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