As a recent Westerville South Grad and Basketball player, I know the type of kid and type of player that Coach Calo breeds at South. Talent aside, superb work-ethic and high character are non-negotiable. Andre is a hard working, high character kid who has the talent to contribute to OSU basketball. Granted the Loving's and Lyle's of the world may have more God given abilityt, but I'd take 10 Andre Wesson's (and Jae'sean Tate's) before signing another Loving or Lyle. This kid gets it. He'll work hard and play hard and make the team better. A 6'7" wing that can shoot it, has handle, is a great defender and has OSU ties just makes too much sense.
I think the fact that Hawaii will attempt to play fast will work in our favor. This just means more possessions for our offense that should score about every time it touches the rock.
I've got 84 - 13 good guys.
All fan bases have their irrational outliers. It's not a good representation of the majority. That being said, it's good to hear that visiting Buckeye fans were overwhelming positive and good sports.
Being passionate is one thing. It's a lot easier to be an ass on a message board than in person.
Glad to hear your perception of traveling Buckeye nation is a good one.