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.
OSU has the best coaching staff in the entire country I love this it will help keep the program on top.
The sky is the limit for Lyle he has shown the ability to score in different ways,his passing is solid areas of his game that may need work is ball handling and defense. I look for him to work hard this summer and get more control of his game he can be the go to guy in this offense.
Wesson really seems to be improving I think he can a solid center for the Buckeyes just has to keep working hard and getting better.
I am happy Thompson will be back he has the ability to become a double double threat if he can stay out of foul trouble,working with Oden will help tremendously. OSU has some nice depth at the center with Thompson,Bell,Funderburk and Potter and you will see Potter and Funderburk shooting 15 ft shots and even some 3s this team should be much improved and fun to watch.
Giddens was given every opportunity to play and improve at OSU his problem was he could not stay out of foul trouble long enough to get into a flow of the game,he has talent but has to work on his hands and shooting touch. It would have been nice if he dedicated himself to the program and gave it one more year instead of going to Bama and sitting out an entire season.
I love giving Ohio kids a shot at OSU a lot of kids grow up wanting to be a Buckeye and will work hard and show pride in wearing the uniform,Go Bucks keep up the good work!
Seems to be a good kid with the right attitude I can't wait to see him in a Buckeye uniform.