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Ohio State Basketball Increases Roster For The Fall

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Ohio State Basketball has added two additional local walk-ons to their roster for this upcoming season, increasing the count to 14.

Chris Holtmann has secured the services of Air Force transfer Danny Hummer and Bishop Watterson recruit Matt Lehmann. Hummer played high school ball for Upper Arlington near Columbus.

8/18/2017 3:05:06 PM
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Ohio State Pursuing 2018 Point Guard Noah Locke

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Ohio State is looking to add a highly ranked point guard to their 2018 class with Noah Locke from Owings Mills Maryland. Locke is a 6’2” guard rated the 15th best at his position in the country. He will visit the Buckeyes on August 22nd with previous visits going to Michigan, Florida, Xavier and Providence. Kansas was also looking to sign Locke but did not get an official visit from him. Michigan has only one scholarship open for the 2018 class and is hosting a number of other recruits. Ohio State is in great need of a point guard and has a thin roster at this time, would be a good spot for Locke.

8/17/2017 4:54:42 PM
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Justin Ahrens Considering Ohio State Again

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Once an Ohio State verbal commitment to play basketball for Thad Matta and Ohio State, Versailles Ohio standout Justin Ahrens has the Buckeyes in his top 6 for consideration. In fact, Ahrens was on campus this week visiting with new head coach Chris Holtmann.

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Small Forward Justin Ahrens had been a commitment to the Ohio State University for almost a year before news broke that Thad Matta was being let go. His teammate Darius Bazley was also set to join Matta in 2018 and become a part of the rebuilding that needed to be done. Bazley actually jumped ship earlier as the Buckeyes struggled in Big 10 play and did not make the post-season last year. But Ahrens waited until the coaching change to start looking around. Now he has a new scholarship offer from former Butler coach Chris Holtmann and is considering OSU in a recent top 6 that he provided to reporters. Holtmann has jumped on the recruiting trail and been able to bring in some good talent, ranking the current class atop the Big Ten.

8/11/2017 1:46:05 PM
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Ohio State Basketball Adds Walk-On Connor Fulton

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The Ohio State Buckeyes Basketball have an new walk-on for 2017, Connor Fulton. Chris Holtmann was hoping to beef up the Buckeyes basketball roster with a few walk-on players like Connor Fulton.

Fulton was added to the roster on Thursday. Currently he plays guard in Utah, but will be attending Ohio state come this coming fall semester.

7/25/2017 3:56:46 PM
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Musa Jallow Declares For The 2017 Buckeye Basketball Team

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Musa Jallow signs for Ohio State basketball, and agrees to a 2017 reclassification

The team for Ohio State basketball next season previously consisted of eight scholarship players. For this reason, Chris Holtmann the coach was on the hunt for some fresh talent.

On Friday, he found just what he was looking for.

Musa Jallow, the Indiana based four star wing, stated on Twitter that he had committed to Ohio State on Friday evening. This former prospect for 2018 will start a year earlier than originally intended, and play for the Buckeyes next season.

The 200 pound, six foot five inch small forward opted for the Buckeyes, instead of Vanderbilt, Indiana, Stanford and Virginia. At Butler, he was a top priority target for Holtmann. He has a 120 overall player rating in 2017 composite ratings.

7/10/2017 3:54:06 PM
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Chris Holtmann Joins The Buckeyes As Coach

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The Buckeyes Officially Name Chris Holtmann as Chief Basketball Coach

On Friday, Chris Holtmann was named officially as the fourteenth chief coach of Ohio State. Thad Matta, the previous coach, departed on Monday following thirteen seasons in charge.

Holtmann has been signed for eight years, and will earn a salary of roughly three million dollars per year. A press release from the university stated that the contract details are yet to be fully decided, and will be announced in the near future. Holtmann is set to be introduced officially at a media conference on Monday at 11:00, at the Value City Arena.

Gene Smith, Athletic Director for the Buckeyes, made a statement saying that Holtmann is a man of integrity and a proven winner, who is enthusiastic about the task in front of him.

Forty-five year old Holtmann arrives at the Buckeyes following a few seasons as the chief coach for Butler. During that time with the Bulldogs, he achieved a record of 70--31 and guided his team through the NCAA tournament each year.

6/12/2017 4:40:47 PM
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Lyle Left Ohio On Bad Terms

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Ohio State Basketball point guard JaQuan Lyle left the team last April. There was no reason given from his side as of yet, but an Ohio State representative put out a statement that indicated that he had quit the team April eleventh. Along with that, he was arrested on a Saturday morning on three misdemeanor charges. The charges include criminal mischief, public drunkenness, and disorderly conduct.

It is a shame that the young man ran into these problems since he had such a promising future. After 66 career collegiate games with Ohio State with an appealing stat line it is safe to say the young man's future is in big jeopardy. Averaging about eleven points per game with four and a half assists and a solid four rebounds a game Ohio State will certainly be missing this young man on the court. After this year's loss to Rutgers in the Big10 tournament a source hold said he would definitely be back next year.

5/19/2017 12:28:54 PM
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Trevor Thompson Aiming For NBA Draft

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Trevor Thompson is an Indianapolis native who played his first full season as a redshirt sophomore at Ohio State. Last year, Thompson opted to explore the NBA draft when the season ended, while also retaining his college eligibility. It seems that he will be trying again this year. However, he will return to Ohio State if the NBA draft is not favorable.

Ryan Thompson, his father, shared with The Dispatch in a telephone interview that the situation is different because Trevor's performance was much better this year which proves that he can play at the NBA level. For the 2015-2016 season, Trevor Thompson averages per game were 5.1 rebounds, 17.9 minutes and 6.5 points. However, when he returned to the Buckeyes, freshman Micah Potter took the starting center position during fall camp. Thompson was able to start after Potter was injured. After, Thompson achieved the title of honorable mention all-Big Ten because of his improved average game stats of 9.2 rebounds, 23 minutes and 10.6 points.

4/20/2017 9:46:30 AM
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OSU Women's Basketball Team Speeds Toward The NCAA Sweet 16

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When OSU beat Kentucky 82-68 in women's hoops on Sunday, their victory ensured that they're headed to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the second year in a row. The game was also a huge victory for OSU's star junior guard Kelsey Mitchell, who became the Big Ten's all-time career three-point leader.

Many athletes would have considered the achievement quite impressive in its own right, but Mitchell seems focused solely on the tournament. When pressed for an answer about what this record means to her, Mitchell reminded journalists that the tournament is about acting as a cohesive team. She considers herself more of a team player than an individual.

Mitchell also invoked a popular phrase when she told reporters that she wants to survive and advance before thinking about anything else. Teams around the Big Ten use this refrain to remind themselves that you have to survive each individual game if you want to make it to the Big Dance.

3/22/2017 12:50:09 PM
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Ohio State Set To Begin Big Ten Tournament

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This coming Wednesday during the Big Ten Tournament in Washington, D.C., fans will get a chance to see No. 11 seed Ohio State face off against No. 14 seed Rutgers.

Saturday afternoon marked off the closing of Ohio State's regular season with an upset by Indiana with a final score of 96-92. The Buckeyes are now looking forward to a better performance during the Big Ten tournament. They need a good number of wins to get into NCAA March Madness.

Sunday night concluded all regular season games for college basketball and league brackets were also finalized. Opening the Big Ten Tournament in Washington D.C on Wednesday at 7 PM, if Ohio State is able to pull off a win, they will advance to play No. 6 Seed Northwestern on Thursday.

3/7/2017 11:17:50 AM
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Ohio State Womens Basketball vs Minnesota

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The Ohio State Basketball team, the Buckeyes, have improved their season performance to 18-5. They beat Minnesota's Golden Gophers 88-76 on Thursday evening.

The opposing guard, Carlie Wagner from the Golden Gophers scored 34 points during that game, which is starting to reflect a trend this season. The Buckeyes gave up 38 points to Katelynn Flaherty, a Michigan guard and Tori Jankoska, Michigan State guard in other games.

What worked for the Buckeyes was having Kelsey Mitchell who scored 25 points shooting 7 of 16 from the field. Mitchell actually scored four of the team's five three-pointers during that game.

Shayla Cooper is the Buckeyes only senior player and she also played well with a season best 18 points at 8 of 10 from the field. Stephanie Mavunga also performed well with a game best of 16 rebounds.

1/28/2017 7:09:46 AM
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Andre Wesson Becomes A Buckeye
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Ohio State signs Andre Wesson; Andre Wesson has officially signed his letter-of-intent to become an Ohio State Buckeye, choosing them over Richmond and Butler.

Talent runs in the family of the 6-7 Wesson with his brother being the 6-10, 290 lbs., Kaleb Wesson. In fact the brothers' father is Keith Wesson - a former Buckeye himself in the mid-1980s.

Andre's prospects were boosted by a stellar senior year as part of the Westerville South team that won the Division 1 State championship with a 26-4 season. He was honored with being voted player of the year in the Ohio Capital Conference after a game average of 17.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

7/1/2016 9:52:22 AM
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Ohio State Basketball Scoop

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Non-conference Schedule

The 2016-17 non-conference schedule for Ohio State Basketball was released on Tuesday.

The Ohio State Basketball squad has the entire starting lineup returning from the 2015-16 season. Last year's disappointing performance culminated in an NIT invite. This year's team will have the opportunity to avenge 2 of their losses in non-conference suffered last season.

Ohio State's non-conference schedule has some of the same teams from last year. For the second year in a row, the Bucks face Virginia from the Big Ten/ACC challenge. They travel to play the Cavaliers on the 30Th of November. Additionally, they host Connecticut on Dec. 10Th, which is the second game of a home-and-home contest against the UConn Huskies.

5/29/2016 9:57:23 PM
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Evan Turner's Jersey Hung At The Jerome Schottenstein Center

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History was made on Tuesday night as Evan Turner became the fifth ex-Buckeye to have his jersey hoisted into the rafters at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. It joins John Havlicek's, John Lucas's, Gary Bradds's, and Jim Jackson's in receiving this honor. The ceremony took place as the Buckeyes played (and beat) the Michigan Wolverines, a very fitting opponent to celebrate Turner's college career. Indeed, his dramatic buzzer-beating three-pointer in the quarterfinals of the 2010 Big Ten Tournament is perhaps the defining moment of the 2010 National Player of the Year's Buckeyes career.

You might think that the ideal opponent was planned, but it was not. Turner currently plays for the NBA's Boston Celtics, meaning that he could only personally attend the ceremony during the NBA All-Star Break. The Buckeyes only had one home game during the NBA break, and it was the luck of the draw that it happened to be against Michigan.

5/19/2016 10:50:12 PM
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Ohio State Basketball Gets Derek Funderburk

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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.

4/2/2015 6:51:52 PM
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