Ohio State Commit Marc Loving Repeats as Ohio Division I Boys Basketball Player of the Year

By Jason Priestas on March 19, 2013 at 5:31a
Marc Loving was named Division I player of the year in Ohio by the AP for the second year in a row

The AP All-Ohio boys basketball team was released Monday night with Toledo St. John's Marc Loving honored as the Division I player of the year.

Loving, a 6-foot-8 forward who will suit of for Thad Matta's Buckeyes next year, was named player of the year for the second year in a row after averaging 21.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game for the Titans.

Joining Loving on the Division I first team were St. Ignatius’ Francisco Santiago, Uniontown Green’s Dan Fanelly, Walnut Hills’ Isaiah Johnson (Akron), Westerville North’s Jack Gibbs, Toledo Whitmer’s Nigel Hayes (Wisconsin) and Springboro’s Maverick Morgan.

Fellow Ohio State commit Jae'Sean Tate of Pickerington Central was named to the Division I second team. Tate's prep career season ended with a 31-point, 17-rebound performance in a loss to Gahanna.


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OldColumbusTown's picture

Isn't Tate a junior?

buck-I.8's picture

Yeah, I don't know why it says he ended his career

Bolt's picture

Consider me confused as well.

buckeyedude's picture

Can't wait to see Marc in S & G and represent OSU b-ball's Toledo connection!
A big man with inside the paint scoring potential is what he shall provide.



dubjayfootball90's picture

Damn, excited to see this kid play in college, for sure

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

costinjr's picture

is there any new news on Okafor? Or other targets Thad has?

HolgateBuckeye's picture

Really hoping this guy can come in and make an impact right away, especially if DT decides to leave.

Chief B1G Dump's picture

St John's Jesuit baller!  Another Toledo stud.   Cant wait for McLoving to don the Scarlet and Gray and shred the B1G.

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

Loving's not only a great player but a great kid. He will represent tOSU well on and off the court.

Squirrel Master's picture

I don't think the scoring of DT will be sorely missed thanks to Ross, incoming Kam Williams and the continued growth of Slam Thompson. But what will be missed is that go to player who can do all the other things that Thomas can do. A lot of people don't realize that Thomas is an excellent offensive rebounder and clutch player.
I hope Marc can come in and do those things if DT does leave, if DT stays this team just got much deeper and I think Marc could be an excellent post pressence. 

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