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Basketball Recruiting

Discussion in 'OSU Basketball' started by KovuBrute, May 20, 2016.

  1. KovuBrute

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    after the few weeks of tough news of players leaving for one reason or another, it seems Thad is dedicating himself on building the team with mostly Ohio born players that he won alot of games with before. He met with a 2018 recruit who told someone in an interview

    "Coach Matta talked about it when we met. He thinks his better teams were predominantly Ohio players," Cohill said. "Maybe that says something because the guys from Ohio know this is the state's team, so it means something when they put the jersey on their chest."

    And as of right now he's seeming to work on alot of 2017-2019 Ohio kids, they already have Dane Goodwin in 2018 who's dominating the Nike Camps, Cohil mentioned above is also supposed to be a good prospect, they just offered scUM from Massillion verbal Kyle Young and WGH F Derek Culver who has offers from UF and Kansas and UConn, plus they already have some Ohio 2016 kids locked up.

    I think seeing the basketball team with more Ohio kids was more fun to watch, not everyone is going to be an Aaron Craft but you see more pride in their play.
     
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    Great take.
     
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    Love it.

    Really solid defensive player, and great athlete. Also has an impressive offensive game to go with it--skilled slasher with a quickly developing shooting stroke. Just what we needed--Dane who?
     
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    We need a good bump.


    View: https://twitter.com/11W/status/910213349148897280



    View: https://twitter.com/11W/status/910624962020564993


    And the team is still in good standing with a good chance at landing 4 star Luther Muhammad and 4 star Elijah Weaver, as well as a handful of 3 star bigs like Morris Udeze and Riley Battin.
     
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    Well, that all escalated quickly. Muhammad was a huge get--a true defensive difference maker with an efficient offensive game. Love him as a bouncy 6'4 two who can play a little spot duty at point if necessary. He's also a pretty good perimeter shooter. There's not a glaring weakness with him.

    Washington, the nephew of Derek Fisher, is much better than his three star rating. He is smooth and steady with the ball. He plays the game with a nice pace. At 6'3, he's going to be a nice combo guard at Ohio State.

    I think we are also going to land Weaver soon as well, which would be quite a class. Top ten, perhaps.

    It should be evident at this point on what that "mutual" decommitment with Watson entailed.

    LeDee has a college ready body. He's grown significantly the past few years, which now has him with that 6'8-6'9 size but the floor game of a wing. He'll probably play stretch four at Ohio State. I like him a lot. He seems to really be physical down low while also being able to pull big guys out wide with his developing range and beat them off the dribble.

    I wasn't sure if this was going to be a four or five man class, but I think Udeze would be a take as well to give us a true big man.

    Holtmann has it looking up. If we truly are in this kind of situation with Weaver, Ahrens is not a take.
     
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