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Comment 08 Apr 2017

Kentucky just offered. That along w Michigan State, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, Butler, etc. you can officially can our chances here. Hopefully we can land the grad transfer from Pitt

Comment 08 Apr 2017

Francis showing some improved athleticism in a new video posted by 270 Hoops today of local Columbus sophomores ...

https://t.co/ym0xAufZUI

Saw reports on twitter that Butler was in to visit today and UNC is showing interests. Mom is from North Carolina. He is playing AAU for Indiana Elite instead of All Ohio this summer which I'm sure means Archie will be in on him soon. And Bob Huggins was in the gym for a playoff game at Ohio Dominican just hours after WVU's opening weekend tourney games. Things are going to get interesting. 

Hard to be mad at a local kid if he chooses to play for a team that won or at least makes the tournament instead of your local team who can't, lol. 

https://youtu.be/hxgI_Q0vVwo

Comment 08 Apr 2017

Good luck to Mr. Bell. Sad to see him leave. Always seemed to give good energy and positive impact in limited minutes. That being said I don't think it makes or breaks this tOSU team going into next season. It frees up a scholarship, so let's see what the staff does with it. 

As others have stated already, I never understood why Funderburke redshirted. I was fortunate enough to see a practice this season and his talent is undeniable. Has arguably the highest ceiling than anyone on the team. 6'10 w seemingly guard like skills and post moves. His talent would have definitely bolstered the bench. Unlike Andre Wesson, Funderburke actually showed the ability to make individual plays; whereas Wesson is strictly a limited role player. Not that role players aren't needed it's just I saw a sizable talent gap between the two and I think it's unlikely you keep Funderburke on campus for 5 years. 

Comment 05 Jan 2017

Wesson is definitely the more polished post player at the moment but Manley's upside is through the roof. The dunk Manley finished over the Westerville South defender to seal the game is why he will excel as an ACC post. Give him 3 years to develop and add the right body mass to his long frame and he has NBA potential. Appeared to have 3 inches over Wesson. It was two really contrasting styles and Kaleb showed why, in my opinion, he will be just fine in the BigTen. Big body banger who seals well around the paint but plays below the rim. It's too bad tOSU didn't take both. 

Comment 20 Oct 2016

As a fan of high school sports in Ohio I am not a fan of pushing commitments towards prep. It could damage relationships w high school coaches when you push their best player to prep school. Let kids be kids and play for their local teams w friends and fans that love and support them. It's bad enough high school coaches have to fight w AAU but now have to fight w prep schools. If this trend continues we can do away w high school sports as we know it. 

Comment 12 Oct 2016

"Come. On. Man."

Calm down, take a drink of water, re-read your profanity laced posts and then take your meds before hitting submit next time ...

Since you mentioned UNC, I will just mention that they came in our backyard and offered a 6'11 kid our staff hadn't even bothered to keep tabs on until it was too effin late ... it's the same story over and over and it's getting old

Comment 11 Oct 2016

Can't say I'm sold based off the offer list, not saying that's all we should go off of but it's a copy cat League and none of the other big boys were in on him. Stealing recruits away from Miami of Ohio doesn't sound like a recipe for competing w Mich State or contending for BigTen titles. The Craft comparisons are automatic - both undersized white boys, lol. Here's to hoping he is half as good as Craft was for us. These past few recruiting cycles just suck.  Can't belie we didn't land a Markell Johnson or Dwayne Cohill and haven't offered a legacy kid like Jeremiah Francis yet. I'm afraid PG play is going to be this years team Achilles heel bc still not sold Lyle is a PG. He likes to create for himself and score first. He is more of a 2.

Oh well ... in Thad we trust ... I think 

Comment 12 Jul 2016

Interesting read... 

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/news/sec-can-trust-its-coaches-to-go-soft-on-disciplining-misbehaving-players-200046321.html

Comment 12 Jul 2016

The 16U All Ohio Red team is coached by former Buckeye Matt Sylvester. I couldn't be happier for Coach Sylvester. A great guy and a great Buckeye bouncing back from his personal family tragedy and making a positive impact on our young ball players.

Also, Goodwin appearing to really start coming into his own. I questioned the early offer but he is proving me wrong. It's going to be fun to watch him continue to develop. Go BUCKS!!

Comment 01 May 2016

along with Gillison and Jeremiah Wood) potential Buckeyes lining up for the Panthers.

Gillison and Henderson are at Pick Central which is the Tigers, not the Panthers. We'll let it slide this time but don't make that mistake again around these parts, lol