Makayla Waterman is a Buckeye

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August 22, 2013 at 6:45p

The top 50 Fairmont player committed to Ohio State yesterday per the Dispatch.

Kettering Fairmont forward Makayla Waterman committed today to play basketball at Ohio State in the 2014-15 season.

Waterman went to OSU to deliver the news in person to coach Kevin McGuff, who cannot comment on the commitment, per NCAA rules.

She is the co-outstanding player of the Division I state championship tournament and granddaughter of former OSU assistant men's basketball coach Ben Waterman.

The 6-foot-2 forward is the 30th-ranked recruit in the country by the ESPN website HoopGurlz and No. 26 in the Philadelphia-based Blue Star Report.

So far Coach McGuff's first recruiting class is shaping up to be a monster with two other top 50 recruits in point guard Kelsey Mitchell & post Alexa Heart. Kelsey's twin sister Chelsea is the 4th member in the class, which could reach upwards of seven players.

Waterman's Fairmont teammate Kathryn Westbeld, another top 50 player, is also being heavily recruited by the Buckeyes. This past season Westbeld & Waterman joined the same AAU team as Hart & the Mitchell sisters.

Canadian combination guard Kia Nurse is also rumored to be a target. The 17 y/o from Hamilton Ontario was selected to play for the Canadian national senior women's team this past summer.

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