Ohio State offers Austin Grandstaff, 2015 SG

By Mike Young on February 23, 2014 at 10:52p
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Austin Grandstaff re-opened his recruitment after decommitting from Oklahoma State in the early part of February.

Shortly after his decommitment, Grandstaff received calls from several coaches, including those on the Ohio State staff. According to his Twitter account, he spoke with Ohio State head coach Thad Matta, Sunday night and received an offer:

Grandstaff's father, Wes, told SNY.tv his son committed to Travis Ford and the Cowboys too early.

“Looking back, we got excited about Oklahoma State, both of us did," Wes Grandstaff said, shortly after his son's decision to re-open his recruitment. "I don’t want to look back at this and have some missed opportunities and not have done our homework and looked at a lot of schools and let him be recruited." 

Considering the state of this current Buckeye squad, another perimeter threat would be welcomed in Columbus. The Rockwall, Texas native can certainly light it up from beyond the arc, but he's also an adept ball handler in transition: 

 

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Killer nuts's picture

smooth stroke. Tough to get a feel for the level of competition or his athleticism but if Thad wants him then so do I. A guy with a confident outside stroke would be a welcome change

Seattle Linga's picture

Thad - give Austin the speech you gave the Bucks at halftime on Saturday and it's Locked and Loaded for tOSU,

D. Anthony's picture

I trust Thad, but his shot doesn't look smooth (kind of loops it over his head and it's not a quick release) BUT I assume he's hitting a really high percentage and he seems to see the floor really well.

D. Anthony

-2 HS
bethesdabuck's picture

He simply has a high release. That is actually quite effective in getting your shot off. With his height and release point he could have the success of a Diebler or Stauskas. 

+1 HS
bethesdabuck's picture

Mike, Do you think this says anything about how the staff feels about their chances with Kennard?

Mike Young's picture

Always nice to stockpile some shooters... Probably would've been interested in Grandstaff had he not committed to Oklahoma St so early

ScarletGray43157's picture

What are his personal stats?  Height, weight?  Shooting percentages, assist-to-turnover ratio?  

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

Ludwig Yards's picture

He's listed at 6-5, 165, FWIW.

Killer nuts's picture

He could afford to pack on a few pounds 

ToledoMan's picture

I don't care what he weighs, we need someone who can hit from deep.

bethesdabuck's picture

Yea, Diebler always wore that t-shirt to cover up his non-muscles. Just put the ball in the bucket. 

Killer nuts's picture

Except Diebler was still listed at 205 lbs. he may have weighed less than that in reality but he had more mass than people realize. You have to in order to survive the bigten

Killer nuts's picture

You'll care more when he's trying to defend a 6'7" 210 pound shooting guard in the bigten who decides to take him in the post 

-1 HS
NitroBuck's picture

I like what I see when it comes to his outside stroke.  On the flip side, his right-hand-only lay-up shooting makes me cringe.  He really needs to learn how to go up strong with his left hand when he is going to the left side of the rim...especially in traffic.  He can get away with that at his current level, but it will get him a lot of leather dinners in the Big Ten.

Ferio, tego

Knarcisi's picture

Smooth, soft stroke, and can also go to the hole.  If we don't get Kennard, we need to get this kid.  We need some pure shooters.

trock's picture

We need a Diebler 2.0, if this kid can do what Jon was able to do than I want him. I will also add I was never the biggest Diebler fan, but have realized how valuable he was.

brutusbuckeye95's picture

Not sure why we passed on Dakota Mathias here in Ohio, while this kid looks decent... Mathias would own him.  I am sure he would have loved to be a Buckeye but now he will be a Boilermaker next year.

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