Drafting the 2019 Ohio State Basketball Team: How a Buckeyes vs. Buckeyes Matchup Could Stack Up

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OSU_Hammy's picture

Dan’s team wins here by double digits. The better team on both ends of the court.

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bsk33's picture

Agree on offense, completely disagree on defense. Tough to judge with 4 freshmen and a transfer involved, but Jallow and Muhammad plus the defensive versatility of Young and Liddell gives that squad a huge edge defensively in my humble opinion.

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wigmon's picture

Depends, how long does it take Kaleb to pick up 5 fouls.

The only pick that stands out as "bad" is LIddell at #2 (lack of experience and 4 guys that can play PF), but, when you look at all the position battles, there isn't much of a difference between A and B.  Only Kaleb stands out as being far better than the backup. 

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BPOSU's picture

Dans team. Think Colin made a mistake not taking Carton at 2/3 

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Ohio Guy in Jersey's picture

I like the versatility that Team Colin has. But Dan got the best player and the PG with better potential on offense. If team Dan can control pace, they win. But I have a feeling Liddell might be the best freshman.

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ibuck's picture

If I were Holtmann / OSU, I would hold a public practice ($5 admission?) pitting these teams against each other. It could amp up support for Buckeye hoops.

Maybe, maybe I would switch Carton for CJ Walker to make the teams more even.

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bsk33's picture

They do stuff like this all the time for free and the turnout is typically poor. They had an open practice/scrimmage before they left to Spain last year. They have similar events on the day of home football games to try and get the tailgate crowd.

A few years ago they had a meet the team/dunk contest/3 point contest on the outdoor courts next to The Shoe.

I attend all of these events. They are all poorly attended despite being free. If you charged $5, my fear is that literally no one would show up.

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letsgobucks's picture

The team with Kaleb wins (assuming you can't foul out). Pretty much that simple for me...

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IGotAWoody's picture

I would assume normal rules, so if Kaleb gets in foul trouble, it's over for team Dan.

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Urbane Meijer's picture

You guys messed up with your draft format.   With a pool of players this small it should have been DCCDCDCDCDCD...

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SaltyD0gg's picture

He may not be as flashy, but Andre Wesson is a big difference maker in this lineup. I don't think these teams are that close. Lots of potential on Colin's team, but Dan's wins going away.

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Jahbuck's picture

Dan's team is the clear winner, with Wesson and Diallo's size as well as Ahrens shooting and Carton at the point, I cant picture Colins team competing with that

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SuperAP3's picture

I picked Colin’s team. I think a lot of people are over valuing the Wesson brothers and experience. I think Liddel will be the best player on the floor all year for the bucks. I would have taken him #1 overall, but definitely #2 and paired him with Carton at #3. If Duke and Kentucky can win BIG with freshman, Ohio State can too. You just have to recruit good enough HS players and I think this year Ohio State has.

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