Derek Funderburk posted on his Twitter profile that he has agreed to play for Ohio State and Thad Matta. Derek who graduates from St. Edwards in 2016 has made the decision to become a Buckeye when he starts college. While 247Sports has ranked this four-star player as the number six center with an overall rate of forty-one, while in the state of Ohio he is ranked as the number four player.
Funderburk has stated that Ohio State wants him to play the at position he wants to play at the next level. This position is as small forward. Ohio State wants him to be able to step out and shoot 3s. He said he will play center while in high school but when it comes to the NBA he wants to be a 3 or a stretch 4.
While Funderburk had offers from Penn State, Indiana, Iowa, and Xavier he chose to go to Ohio State. He had told the Northeast Ohio Media Group that Ohio was recruiting him more as a wing player. Some might wander, but he is not related to former Buckeye Lawrence Funderburk.
Funderburk's, who stands six foot nine and weighs 210 pounds, commitment now leaves Ohio State with no more scholarships to offer to the 2016 recruiting class. Yet if D'Angelo Russell who is a freshman guard decides to declare for the NBA draft this will open up one spot for the 2016 class.
OSU has five players coming in for the 2015 recruitment class. These are guards JaQuan Lyle, A.J. Harris, Austin Grandstaff, forward Mickey Mitchell and center Daniel Giddens. Another quality class for the Buckeyes.
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