D'Angelo Russell, Star of Ohio State's Recruiting Class, Enrolls

By Mike Young on June 24, 2014 at 3:39p

Looks like the cryptic photo D'Angelo Russell posted to Instagram last night had meaning, after all.

Russell did not begin Ohio State's summer term with his classmates a week ago because his high school transcript had not passed the NCAA Clearinghouse. At the time, Bob Baptist of the Columbus Dispatch reported the NCAA was waiting on Russell's score from a standardized test he took earlier in the month.

Today, Russell is in school, per a tweet from Ohio State basketball.

Russell, a five-star shooting guard from Louisville who played his high school basketball for Florida's Montverde Academy, is the crown jewel of Thad Matta's 2014 class. The 6-foot-5 playmaker should challenge for immediate playing time with the Buckeyes.


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Tater_Schroeder's picture

Great news! Looking forward to Thad's next great recruiting class going to work!


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sbentz4's picture

Get the drama over and start playing the games. This has been such a long off season for bball and football.

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bethesdabuck's picture

That's worth 3 - 5 wins right there, and a lot of other wins that went from torturous to enjoyable. Thank goodness. 

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blocko330's picture

Obviously I'm all USA but this manager is awesome...And below are a couple pics of him back in the day...AKA The Real Major (For those Green Street Hooligans fans out there).


“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

- TruthTeller

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Buck Commander's picture


Every time I set my DVR to record Biggest Loser......It always records Wolverine Football Games!

MauricXe's picture

great news.

now go win some games!

o_to_da_h's picture

Where did u get this pic?

From here, went here, love here!

OSUStu's picture


If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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GoCAVSnBUCKS2's picture

Thank goodness, we will be counting on him to score a lot this year.

Knarcisi's picture

Ahhhhh, a scorer.

EDUGOON's picture

This dude gets Buckets!!!!

"We Don't Believe You, You Need More People"- Hova #GOBUCKS #FreeElGuapo #Famthik

Silver Bullet 10's picture

Will be a first round pick some day IMO.

TheShookster's picture

This news broke just as the tornado warning expired where I'm at in Indianapolis...this is a much better version of the proverbial "olive branch after the flood"

He ain't even stretch doe!!

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osu07asu10's picture


CJDPHoS Board of Directors // Best friends with Homey Hache

The 0 is silent.

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TheNorthernBuckeye's picture

Going to be strange to adjust seeing someone other than Sullinger in 0. Nonetheless beyond excited to watch D.Russ this winter, kid is a baller. 

Stay the course 

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Fuzzbuck's picture

Whew!!!! This kid will be A key to the team if not THE key to the team this year. Now we need to hope Tate gets healthy and ready to ball!

Groveport Heisman's picture

Starts day one and builds a legacy. Instantly my favorite Basketball Buckeye now with Crafts hustle leaving us after 8 long years.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

Unky Buck's picture

Can't wait to see what this group can do next year. This could be a special year. And as Inspectah Deck once said, it's time to put our hard hats on; we're going to work. 

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

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IGotAWoody's picture


“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” ~Carl Rogers

sivaDavis's picture

Really excited for him and KBD. 

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

ITWASME's picture

KBD seems to always go under the radar when I honestly think the kid will average double digits for us this year. The kid just gets buckets

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Nutty's picture

Keita will surprise people. I think he will turn out to be the best in this class.

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BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

one and done stud.

welcome aboard. 

get buckets.

beat michigan.

sivaDavis's picture

I think he stays 2 years honestly. Plus I haven't seen him on many, actually any mocks. 

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

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BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

all it takes is one good tourney run to capitalize.

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sivaDavis's picture

Yeah I know :( 


And I know this is from last years tourney, but I think after this run, that's when Q knew he could go pro. I'm surprised he stayed. 

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

ghalephoto's picture

Ross had his game winner against Arizona State.  Craft hit the 3 Vs Iowa State.

The Butler's picture


I've trained Canaries in the sport of falconry.


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Squirrel Master's picture

Wasn't worried for a second. Shat some bricks but not worried at all...

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

No shit. The original thread headline was greeted with some mild freaking out in my house.

Normalcy has returned.

Knarcisi's picture

Nick Bosa said he could play, so he'll play. 

Oh, wrong thread.  

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jamesrbrown322's picture


"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Good for D. Russell.

Don't forget about my Picktown Boy Jae'Sean Tate.  He won't stay on the bench for long once he gets to play.  You can mark it down.  


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

Shangheyed's picture

Let's get it on!

BierStube's picture

One thing is for sure, he will get his opportunities to be the man.

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai