Butler Player Transferring Could Be a Potential Grad Transfers Option.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Getting another big in the program is an absolute must 

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The Rill Dill's picture

.......another competent big, yes.

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

If he was recruited by Holtmann there's a good chance he'll be interested in OSU.

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raiderred's picture

Wouldn't be opposed to this. Solid player. But I think he's looking for more playing time and not less. And I can't imagine him wanting to come here with kaleb and himself probably unable to play together. So that leaves around 12-14 minutes a game on average kaleb is not going to be playing. Can't imagine he'd be happy with that but worth a shot.

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gr8bucks's picture

That's what he's getting now and he's leaving, but it wasn't a ncaa team either. But he was playing behind a senior, so why not stay and get your minutes? I doubt they recruited over him, and 15 mins. would be max at osu. But he's h. recruit for what that is worth. If diallo doesn't come, he may be a viable option, assuming mins. aren't a problem. Winning cures many ills. 

One area that doesn't help osu is, he has two years left, so that ties up the '20 schollie, which a grad is wanted to free that, not tie it up. Unless h. knows someone is leaving, he'd really have to value this guy to take him. How much do they trust kw? A big could have to play 30 minutes next year, if you get the smoke drifting your way. 

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raiderred's picture

Or he could have just disliked the head coach?!? He wasn't recruited by him and Jordan hasn't proven to be a great head coach yet. Guys transfer for a lot of reasons. Not just one solely. He was a top 100 recruit in high school. Probably has high expectations and wants a brand new start without an already established starting center on the roster. 

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OSUEXT's picture

I think it depends on what Brunk wants out of his experience. If he's a Keyshawn Woods, looking to win, he might be willing to take 10-15 minutes on a tournament team. If he wants to be a 30 minute an evening guy, my guess is he's on a Missouri Valley or MAC team next year. 

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Sanitarian2's picture

I wouldn't tie down a scholly with the second string center on a Butler team. If he was a graduate transfer sure, not if he's got to sit out a year and then tie up two more. I'm hoping OSU sprints ahead with recruiting by following up this years great class with another.

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raiderred's picture

The OP states above clearly that he is a graduate transfer.

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Sanitarian2's picture

Terribly sorry, didn't figure that a soph would be graduating and have two years left. Impressive that the young man could play ball and graduate in three years, every impressive.

Sani

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SGbuckeye's picture

Don’t think he’s an Ohio State level player

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Oakland Buckeye's picture

Holtman recruited Young to Butler and initially beat OSU for his services.

As they say - you cant teach 6'11". It would also give Wesson a competent big man with size to go up against everyday in practice, which is one thing lacking now.

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SGbuckeye's picture

I'm just saying I've seen the kid play a bunch of times since his junior year of HS. And he's not a talent that I think OSU should tied up a scholarship for 2 years for. There's a reason he went to Butler from the start and averaged less than 20 mpg on a bad Butler team.

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osudray's picture

Wesson was going against Oden everyday in practice. It's been noted in a few articles and shout outs to Oden throughout the season

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Upnorth_Buckeye's picture

The way that the scholarships are stacked, the best option is a senior grad transfer. That would give the next class 2 spots instead of 1. And even that is less than ideal, but now if someone else leaves that gives you 3 spots.

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Blackcoffee's picture

Its unusual fro Butler to fall on hard times. Always a possibility that his stats are more reflective of being undercoached. Sometimes different systems can help a player flourish.

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Buckeye Bill's picture

Andrew Dakich is a perfect example of this. 

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OldColumbusTown's picture

I've not watched him play, so this is clearly an interpretation based on his stats... but it looks like he is not a threat at all offensively beyond the paint, does not rebound much for his size, and he also does not seem to be a rim protector defensively at all.

Those things all together make me feel like he's moving on to a mid-major program where he will have a better chance to earn minutes.  This season was his first with real significant playing time, yet toward the end of the season he was seeing less and less time on the court.

I don't think he is someone OSU is going after.

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clevelandfan1's picture

I saw some high school highlights where he was considered a four star recruit, but have not seen how he's progressed the last few years. Still, I'd take a hard look at him and he should probably take a hard look at the Buckeyes. We don't know for sure, but it's entirely possible that Kaleb is just one more stumble away some serious down time... maybe forever. Also, it's probable that Kaleb will be more effective if he's only playing 20 minutes per game because of his conditioning. I don't mean this necessarily as a criticism. With his body type, he just might not be able to get into effective 30-35 minute shape. Going 20 minutes for each guy may actually be best for the team. The probability of playing 20 minutes on a very good team, for a coach he likes, while working on a graduate degree from a very good school, should look pretty good to him.

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Chargerbuck's picture

Well if anyone would know, it should be Holtmann... In Holtmann we trust...

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OSU_Hammy's picture

I would like to add someone else to the class. I dont really care who it is as long as they can ball.

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Keze's picture

Good to hear we have a chance of getting at least one BIG man 

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

We need another big. If it isn't Diallo, then we need to take a look at this guy

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

I look at it this way: you never know with big men, but he doesn't seem to have the profile of someone who is going to be making a great living in basketball after college. So I don't know if the prospect of getting more minutes on a mid-major type of team would necessarily be more appealing to him than being more of a role player on a better team. He could be someone like Chris Chugunov on the football Bucks, who is actually taking advantage of the "graduate" part of being a graduate transfer.

Would I rather have this guy than Diallo? Depends on what you think of Diallo's actual potential. 

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PRO8's picture

With Ibi we know he brings a D presence we need and don't have now... so I would definitely take Ibi and I'm hoping he chooses the Bucks ... at this point in time if Ibi does not come here I would just use that scholly on a walk on or maybe  Roderick? depending on what is available next year, for recruit possibilities.

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Buckeye_bob's picture

I have some friends who's kids go to O Liberty and they said the only guys who have come to see him at school were Boals and MAC schools. I think he would be a project and might take longer than he is worth.

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unc4life's picture

Need a big even more now Jaedon LeDee is transferring.  We really could use two bigs now. 

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Going to need at least one more big..prolly two with the transfers off the roster. 

Def. have to bring in two more players 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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IronPastor's picture

I am not sure you bring in two bigs even if one is a grad transfer.  If Diallo comes in, I would get the best grad transfer available regardless of position...

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raiderred's picture

Agreed. You don’t need 3 centers. Centers have become if anything obsolete. You want versatile players who can play multiple positions. Get Diallo and the best grad transfer you can as you said. Preferably a good slashing wing who can make plays. Need a go to scorer on this team and it becomes dangerous.

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Buckeye_bob's picture

Who is the other transfer? You still counting Potter? Old news!

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Sanitarian2's picture

A fine turn of events Ollie, looks like this transfer might make some sense now.

Sani

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Buckeye_bob's picture

Ohio state has 2 schollies left!

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buckeyeinWI's picture

Brunk is now a Hoosier...

GO BUCKEYES!

16-2 is SWEET!

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