Bragg will have to sit one season so it really shouldn't determine TT's decision. I am hoping to see Bragg and Wesson in 2018-19 I think that would be a tough match up for most teams and then combine the incoming frosh of the class of 2018 and I believe OSU can get back on top.
Ohio State vs Wisconsin 1-1
Ohio State vs Blue 1-0
Ohio State vs MSU 1-1
Ohio State vs Purdue 0-1 and the game the refs allowed Purdue to score after a shot clock violation.
I know the Buckeyes had a bad year but they won some big games and lost some close games they should have won it may not be an easy fix but the team is not as far off as some people think it is. Hope everyone will get behind Matta and the Buckeyes in 2017-18 and show some support. Go Bucks!
If Thompson comes back you will see a lot of Potter at the stretch 4 because they will have Wesson to fill a lot of center minutes but if Thompson does leave the center spot is still going to be thin and force a rotation of Wesson/Potter unless they can get Bell to really improve over the summer.
This is good for the team they have to play in order to learn sitting at home does no good at all. Everyone except Loving will most likely be back and this gives the team a chance to grow and go out with something positive and lets them know they have a lot of hard work to become a good team but it can be done. Go Bucks win a couple games and show some excitement to be playing for The Ohio State University!
If Wesson had signed with Duke, Carolina or Kentucky you guys would be screaming at Matta for keeping him home. Give him a chance he is 6'10 280 and has some good skills that will help OSU immediately is he going to jump over buildings no,however he can get position well under the basket,rebound,pass,can hit a long ball and hits a high percentage of foul shots. If Wesson buys in he will be a solid player in the Big 10.
I would love to see Oden added to the coaching staff as I believe he is the one responsible for Thompsons improvement and I think he could relate to recruits and may even draw in some big names.
Friday 3/3 Ethan Linder scored 52 points in a little less than 3 quarters of play to win the Division 3 Sectional out of the Elida,very impressive the kid just continues to break records and has no ego. Go Raiders keep the dream alive!
Versailles and Ahrens are very good and I hope the Raiders get a shot down the road it would be a great game and some of you will get to see another great player in Linder and I promise you are in for a treat.
I am not making any guarantees but Linder and The Raiders may make a deep Division 3 run and I am hoping some of you guys that do a lot of posting on eleven warriors get a chance to see him play and then I am betting most of you will say why isn't Linder playing for the Buckeyes or another D1 University.
The kid has no ego at all he is fine with Findlay but I do not think he realizes just how good he is and how rare it is to score 2000 points in the history of Ohio basketball.
I guarantee you Linder could contribute the kid can hit a 25 foot shot with a man in his face,his handles are pretty good he can go to the basket or make a killer pass. I wish Matta would have come to a game or 2 to see it for himself.
Remember Purdue should have gotten a shot clock violation if the refs would have reviewed that call which they did not for some reason and those points were the difference in the game.
OSU would have beat Purdue if they would have reviewed the shot clock,Against NW the officials allowed a player to jump in the air come down and shoot again that resulted in points,Nebraska game a questionable jump ball was called so the Buckeyes are not that bad they just simply didn't get the breaks and these game were at home where you usually get the calls.
I am hoping to see Ahrens and Versailles battle against my Wayne Trace Raiders and over 2000 point scorer Ethan Linder battle it out as both teams and players are very skilled. I would kill to see Linder in a Buckeye uniform as the kid is the real deal.
Potter is out of position when he plays center next season you will see him playing a stretch 4 and will be on the floor with Wesson 6'10 280 or Thompson if he chooses to stay and I think you will see quite a bit of improvement from Potter when he is allowed to move around as he will be a match up problem for most teams,will still need to work on his defense but he is going to shock some of you with his skill set.
A huge step in the right direction I hope this team gains confidence and wins some of these gains as no one is unbeatable this season. Loving and Thompson played very well,Potter contributed and Tate hustled but not sure what is going on with Lyle maybe it was his ankle but he hasn't played his style game for awhile. Good job coaching staff not letting this team quit. Go Bucks!
Loving played well today he hit the boards and was on the floor for loose balls,hit some big shots and his defense was fairly solid so give the man some credit for the positive,yes he traveled a couple of times but he was aggressive and the team fed off of his play.
Huge win this Buckeye team stepped up and made the big plays towards the end of the game. Lyle is one of the better players in the conference but sometimes he over thinks things but today he just had a flow and knew he could score, Tate, Loving and Thompson went all out and others like Williams and Jackson contributed when the team needed them the most. Great job by Matta and staff having this team prepared for a very good MSU team.
Coach Matta and his staff prepared this team well that was a great effort today by the whole team. Loving was aggressive on both ends of the floor sure he made some mistakes but he made things happen today.
You are 100% right Coach Matta called the refs out on that call and I do not understand why they didn't take a look how many times have you seen them stop and look to see if a 3 pointer was on the line and make a change,just unreal. I get the team was outrebounded and turned the ball over but they played hard in this one.
Coach Matta and his staff are doing great work with recruiting,the Buckeyes are heading in the right direction and I feel it only takes one of these 5 stars to say yes and it will open the door for more top talent. Go Bucks I will always support this program and see a lot of winning in the future.
Matta seems to have the train back on the track and I believe the players will buy into Jents intensity. I look for a good season 25 wins,competitive in the conference, NCAA Sweet 16. This team has depth at every position with the exception of point guard but Jackson will be a positive with his shooting ability.
Looks like some very nice offers and the type of players that would work very hard to return OSU to the top of the conference and good NCAA runs.
This is going to be a really good coaching staff and I believe it will show on the court this season I expect this team to play with a lot of heart and want to prove they are a quality team.
Matta and Jent are going to light a fire and challenge this team to produce I look for a more team oriented game offensively and defensively. If everyone steps it up this team could win 25 games and place top 4 in the Big 10.