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Columbus (via Toledo)

Member since 15 December 2013 | Blog

I like 3 things almost everyone does - sports (especially basketball), music (I play bass guitar), and beer (craft, obviously). I’m the author of Floor X Sports blog, a blog devoted to Ohio State basketball.
I graduated from The Ohio State University in Spring 2014 with a degree in marketing and an English minor. I love basketball, watch every OSU basketball game, and was a season ticket holder for the 2014 season. I’ve been playing basketball my whole life and read about and watch basketball an unhealthy amount.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Making the game winning shot in a CYO high school game. Yeah... I'm a baller.
  • NFL TEAM: Titans
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 12 Nov 2015

I've watched Loving for 6 years. I agree that he lacks the foot speed to stay with quicker guys, but I'm not sure that's something you can dramatically improve. I'm not a personal trainer, but that seems to be something you're mostly born with. Same with jumping ability. 

As for the weight room criticism, he was 120 pounds soaking wet as a 6'7 freshman in high school. He definitely gained mass when he came to OSU.

He's an average defender for a college player, but an elite shooter. I think he'll be better than people are predicting this year.

Comment 12 Nov 2015

He also had a block in the post and an and-1 put back. He was lock down on defense in the 1st half aside from 2 mental errors - not lapses in hustle. He was aggressive on the boards in the first half as well. I think the majority of missed rebounds were later in the 2nd half - maybe conditioning, but I'm hoping it's because it was a scrimmage.

I agree he needs to be more diligent boxing out - so does everyone else. We've sucked at it the last several years (except for Tate). Marc consistently boxed out more than anyone else his freshman year so he's capable. I think he'll show more aggression on the boards this year.

Granted, there was one play the ball was on the floor and he didn't even really try to grab it and he just kicked it out of bounds. Plays like that are frustrating and show a lack of passion or hustle. I just think a lot of the negativity Marc gets is based on his perceived body language. If we can attribute it to an actual lack in production then it's absolutely a fair criticism. 

Comment 12 Nov 2015

I know it's only an exhibition game, but it will undoubtedly be Lyle.

Comment 12 Nov 2015

I would like to see Harris get aggressive on offense - at least against the bad teams. I think that's where most of his value is.

Comment 12 Nov 2015

Maybe I'm setting too much in store from one scrimmage, but I saw a lot more than a guy dominating a weak opponent. I saw a diverse set of skills that will translate well against real opponents. KBD will consistently be able to score.

As for Loving, I think I just trust him more than you do. I'm biased, though. We went to the same high school and college. I think he'll have a very good season.

I'm not too worried about getting trapped because I think there's just enough passing, playmaking and shooting with that lineup, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Comment 09 Nov 2015

Sounds like Tate will start for Kam when the games matter. I was pretty close with my predicted lineup but I definitely underestimated KBD. Looks like he's ready for a break out year.

Comment 08 Nov 2015

Ineligible for now but Matta is hopeful he will return

Comment 06 Nov 2015

ICYMI: Mickey Mitchell won't be eligible :( 

I'm excited to see the freshman too. Stay tuned, that's what I'm writing about next!

Comment 06 Nov 2015

Totally agree. UConn might be a little down this year, but a young team in a hostile environment is tough. 2 good coaches in that one too.