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Is Daniel Giddens a Good Choice for Ohio State

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April Fool’s Day

I thought it was an April Fool’s Day joke when talk of previous Ohio State and Alabama player C Daniel Giddens having enthusiasm for coming back to Ohio State. Ohio State is keen on taking Giddens back in Columbus. This comes after first year recruit Jaedon LeDee's name sprung up in the NCAA exchange window on March 28 and OSU declared the forward leaving.

Ohio State Roster Need

When you get over the underlying stun of Ohio State having enthusiasm for the arrival of a previous Buckeye that did not light the world ablaze, the move really bodes well from the program. Chris Holtmann is in urgent need of a backup for Kaleb Wesson and a good edge defender, and Kyle Young can't do it. Ibrahima Diallo could be that person, however not as a first-year recruit.

Center Giddens was a four-star player and the nation's tenth rated big man in the 2015 class. As a green bean, Giddens played in 33 matches, opening seven for an Ohio State group that went 10-7 in the Big Ten and 22 of 14 overall. Giddens averaged 3.6 on the boards with 3.8 points.

Playing a Role

If not for the name and reputation related with him, Giddens feels like an incredible fit for the job. His tenure at Alabama didn’t break any records as they played small ball and Giddens struggled with a wrist injury. But he can block shots and fill a defensive void when Wesson sits on the bench. He won’t be looking for big minutes and will understand his role on the team.

In the wake of playing three years, Giddens will have one year of qualification remaining. Even though Giddens knows about the Buckeyes, the Scarlet and Gray training staff has changed since the last time he was in Columbus and Tuesday's visit will permit Giddens to become acquainted with Chris Holtmann and see if there is a fit.

4/5/2019 11:00:37 AM
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Dawand Jones Offers Visits and Basketball

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Dawand Jones, the 6ft 8 inches, 360lbs Ben Davis football offensive tackle and a talented basketball player is at crossroads with choosing the college to go play for, following an overwhelming pool of full scholarship offers from several universities across the country. He also has offers in basketball as well; although he loves basketball, he’s beginning to develop a stronger interest in football.

Offers and Visits

Within the past couple of months, Dawand received offers from the football teams of some prestigious schools like USC, Florida State, Auburn, Ohio State, Michigan, Indiana, Mississippi State, Cincinnati, TCU, etc. with a full scholarship offer in most cases. Jones has visited Ohio State, Michigan, to pick up offers from these universities. He made an official visit to Florida State on the 15th of December 2018. Herb Hand the co-offensive coordinator for Texas visited Ben Davis in order to offer Jones a hand in the team. He has also made an official visit to some other schools USC, etc.

Basketball Offers

In Basketball he also picked up a division 1 offer from Northern Michigan and some division 2 offers from the following schools like Cleveland state, Bowing state, Kent State, Ball state, etc. According to Jones, basketball is a game he loves and would love to play in college. He made official visits last summer to two of the universities mentioned above like Ball State and Kent State. He seems to be putting into consideration his interests in both basketball and football in order to determine the best fit and which school best serves his interest in both games.

Dewand's mum would prefer the son to be more of a basketball player because she feels it suits him more and she believes he loves the sport, however, she has left it for him to make the choice. She believes the ball is in his court so the decision should be his.

1/14/2019 8:58:10 AM
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Keyshawn Woods Is The Next Andrew Dakich But Better

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Andrew Dakich was one of the biggest reasons why OSU did so well during their first season under Chris Holtmann. His leadership skills coupled with his abilities as the backup point guard made the fifth-year senior stand out during his last year of eligibility. Keyshawn Woods represents all of that and even more.

Having committed to the Buckeyes a couple of weeks after attending a spring football game, Woods picked OSU over Louisville and Virginia Tech. Dakich spent only his final year of eligibility with the Buckeyes, and it looks like Woods is going to do the same. He's bringing some very impressive numbers along with him.

When he played his freshman year at Charlotte, Woods averaged 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game on top of an 8.4 point scoring average. The 182 lbs. The 6-foot 3-inch guard shot 47 percent beyond the arc in the 32 games he played. Despite being a backup, Woods started on three different occasions that year.

5/2/2018 1:32:58 PM
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Florida State Point Guard Transfer CJ Walker Commits To Buckeyes

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Chris Holtmann includes Point Guard Transfer in the Ohio State Team.

Chris Holtmann bagged an enrollment from the Florida State point guard transfer CJ Walker.

On Twitter, Walker declared:

"I have made a decision with my family, and am pleased to say that I will be joining the Ohio State program!"

Walker, who is six foot one inches tall, will need to forgo the next season.

On average, Walker scored 2.5 assists and 8.5 points at Florida State during the previous season. The Seminoles reached the Top Eight.

4/10/2018 10:06:07 AM
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Janai Crooms Joins The Ohio State Buckeyes

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The newest addition to the 2018 Ohio State Buckeyes roster is Janai Crooms, a four-star guard.

Aaliya Patty was the first selection of what is proving to be a fairly sizable 2018 recruitment. Almost one month later the Buckeyes have added the second addition to the recruitment class of 2018. Crooms made her commitment to Ohio State official Thursday.

Crooms hails from Barrington, Rhode Island. There she held the 17th position as a guard at St. Andrew's School, a school that stands as the 61st in the nation in prospects.

11/13/2017 4:21:16 PM
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Houston Forward Jaedon LeDee Makes A 2018 Commitment

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Jaedon LeDee, the 2018 four star forward prospect from the Houston Kinkaid School, made a commitment to the Ohio State basketball team last Tuesday. He becomes the first big recruit of Chris Holtmann's first complete recruiting class. 2018 is seen as Holtmann’s real test, if he can build a quality team with great recruits at Ohio State.

Jaedon LeDee

At 230 pounds and six foot eight inches in height, LeDee was deliberating between Texas A&M and Ohio State, when he declared on Monday that he intended to reveal his selection on Tuesday. Considered a Texas A&M lean due to it being in LeDee’s hometown.

LeDee is ranked as the eighth best prospect from Texas, and the country's thirty-first small forward. He is the 115 top prospect nationwide.

He had a strong Spring and Summer playing for Texas Pro AAU, averaging 15 points a game and 8 rebounds.

9/25/2017 12:09:37 PM
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Kyle Young Commits To Ohio State

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On Monday night, Kyle Young switched his commitment from Butler to Ohio State. Coming out of Massillon Jackson, Young intends to enroll at Ohio State shortly so that he can start working out with the Buckeyes. Head coach, Chris Holtmann precedes Young. Last summer, Holtmann encouraged Young to choose the Bulldogs over Ohio State.

Rated as the No. 77 player in the country, Young is a four-star forward who is hoped to help the Buckeyes basketball team. He stands as 6-foot-8 and is 205 pounds, and joins Andre Wesson and Keita Bates-Diop on the team. Young does play better offense than Funderburk, and is more versatile than Wesson. Wesson was a choice of Holtmann and Butler for the 2016 recruitment, but Ohio State was able to top them.

7/10/2017 4:08:40 PM
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Ohio State Buckeye Basketball Recruiting and Its 2016 Promises

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Thad Matta has been in charge for the Ohio state basketball team since 2006. The OSU basketball head coach had impressed us with his Thad Five where he decided to use the services of five high-profile recruits including Mike Conley, Greg Oden, David Lighty, Othello Hunter and Daequan Cook. Within almost ten years of time, Coach Matta is known as the winning-est coach in program history after presenting a number of successful seasons for the team as well as for the fans. This year, Matta is still pretty confident about his strategy as he has signed a number of new players that are believed to meet his expectations. This time, the head coach decided to fill his 2015 recruiting class with Daniel Giddens, JaQuan Lyle, A.J. Harris, Mickey Mitchell and Austin Grandstaff. This recruiting class has not come up with a nick name though.

Sticking with the same team he had last season is almost an impossible mission as he had lost a number of crucial player including D'Angelo Russle. Thad Matte soon realized that he had to make an immediate impact to the team by presenting a new wave of The Thad Five.

11/20/2015 11:54:10 PM
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Mickey Mitchell Re-Commits To The Buckeyes

Mickey Mitchell is set play for the Buckeyes again this season. Mitchell is a four-star 2015 forward who comes from Plano,Texas and he has recently made a second commitment to the Ohio State Basketball team.

Mickey initially signed-up for the Buckeyes last August, but left last month after his brother Mike, a footballer for Ohio State accepted a transfer to Texas Tech.

Mickey Mitchell announced his latest commitment to the Buckeyes on his public Twitter account.

9/12/2014 10:01:27 PM
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Mickey Mitchel Stepping Away From Ohio State

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Mickey Mitchell has changed his mind in committing to play basketball for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Brother of Mike Mitchell who was linebacker for the Buckeyes, Mickey Mitchell seemed sure to leave the Buckeyes when his brother exited Ohio State football after his freshman year. Thad Matta, coach at Ohio State, had felt Mickey Mitchell would stay through 2015.

Mickey Mitchell was ranked 20th by Scout.com for 2015. He announced the change from the Buckeyes via Twitter. Brother Mike signed with Texas Tech this year. That college is closer to the Mitchells' home near Dallas, Texas.

9/2/2014 3:22:45 PM
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