Ohio State to Host High-Caliber Recruits During Saturday's Game Against Iowa

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nvbuckeye's picture

Go BB Buckeyes, strike while the iron in hot.

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Buck68's picture

Strike ~ hot iron : exploit ~ seize The Initiative

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Seattle Linga's picture

Hopefully no hangover from the West Lafayette win

Time to put on a good show !! 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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BuckminsterFullback's picture

Girard ... averages over 50 points a game

Schnikeys. Is the rest of his team awful, is his schedule bereft of competition, is he a shooter without a conscience, or he is simply that talented? There are some central Ohio teams that barely score 50 points per game.

Somehow, I don't see Holtmann allowing somebody to go full "Trae Young" every game. 

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

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Blackcoffee's picture

Team is ranked 5th in state of New York. Nationally like 140th. More of a shooting guard, but at 6'1" might need to be a point.

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KevinJ's picture

Have read he's Jimmer Fredette 2.0

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BuckminsterFullback's picture

If he's a 6'1" shooting guard, he's going to need a quick release. He's also going to have to defend taller shooting guards. But, still, 50ppg is 50ppg.

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

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0H-10's picture

Kid's got a real smooth stroke and loves the 3 ball.

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wyatt's picture

Joe Girard looks like a sweet shooting Aaron Craft. 

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Buck68's picture

Flashbacks to ThreeBler?

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brutus0717's picture

Is he the second coming of Lonzo Ball? :)

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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stxbuck's picture

Lonzo can't shoot enough to average 50 ppg...........

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Evannati's picture

Brings to mind former Buckeye great, Alan Hornyak.  A prolific scorer for a small high school (86 in one game!).  Many thought he couldn't cut it in the Big Ten.  He could.  

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wyatt's picture

I remember Jay Burson averaging about 44 a game his sophomore year (only 34 his junior and senior years) at John Glenn High School in New Concord, Ohio.  Never heard of 50 a game. 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Many, many years ago, Cincinnati Lockland had a 6-6 kid named Greg Johnson. He averaged 32.6 ppg as a senior and signed with UC. He had unlimited range and was considered a national Top 10 recruit. Our HS played Lockland his senior year and beat them something like 49-48. Johnson had 44 of Lockland's 48 points. They just kept feeding him the ball and he hit shot after shot. He broke his foot as a freshman at UC and never recovered. I've heard rumblings he turned into a con man, scamming lots of people around the country ala Art Schlichter.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

I was at the game and watched Hornyak from St. John's fighting irish against my Bridgeport Bulldogs in early 1969 @ Bulldog gym. Hornyak scored 51 points that night in an 89-83 loss. I recall that Tiltonsville Blue Rambler game when he scored 86 points as well. If memory serves me right, I think that game went into double overtime won by the ramblers.

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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PhillyNut's picture

Reminds me of Diebler when he was in high school. Or go way back to the days of Allan Hornyak. Same height, unbelievable scorer.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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KevinJ's picture

The Bellaire Bomber one of my favorite Basket Bucks, if they only had the 3 point line back in his day.

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

If they had that 3-point line back then, he would have scored OVER 100 points in a game against the Tiltonsville Blue Ramblers in 1969. He scored 86 points from 2-point land that night in a 102-99 loss. I recall that game well. 

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stxbuck's picture

Holtman would not allow his PG to average 11 assists per game and lead the nation in that category!?!?

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BuckminsterFullback's picture

Stxbuck, you have caught me red-handed. I had no idea that Young is averaging 9.4 assists per game.

I was aware that he scoring a bunch of points, and I had seen an article with the headline "Is Trae Young shooting too much"? I watched about 7 minutes of an Oklahoma game recently (against West Virginia); it was fairly late in the game, Young had 0 assists, and he was launching a tough shot on virtually every possession while I was watching (he finished with 20 shots and 1 assist).

So, I allowed myself to make an inference from an exceedingly small sample size. 

I humbly withdraw my snarky comment directed toward Mr. Young.

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stxbuck's picture

I was just messing with you somewhat-Young is definitely a one man show for the Sooners-he has gotten too shot happy at times this year-he had 39 shots in one game! Oklahoma gets in trouble when opposing teams shut down their transition game-Young gets 5 or 6 assists a game on on lobs/outlet passes.

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Huskerbuck's picture

In Holtmann we trust. Sincerely appreciate his composure on and off the court and in the press. Can't help but believe it is and will continue to be noticed by recruits and will pay off in the long run.

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ibuck's picture

In Holtmann we trust

Amen. I trust these guys can play D, rebound, play team ball, go to class (and pass), and stay out of trouble?

If so, invite them aboard.

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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Buckeye Payne's picture

Alonzo Gaffney would be an absolute star here. Yes freaking please.

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Srow_SpecialK's picture

Near sellout?? Come on now Buckeye fans what more does this team have to do for you to get out and support them!? Only 2 home games left get your butts to VCA!! In more positive news, I have a great feeling about Gaffney... what a stud he would be!!

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brutus0717's picture

I don't remember hearing much about these in-game recruiting visits in years past. I'm glad Holtmann has the team moving in a direction where we can take advantage of it. Hopefully the Schott will be rowdy tonight!

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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KBonay's picture

Maybe Urban can swing by.  I hear he's pretty good with these recruits...

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

Holtmann's got a tough act to follow.  

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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countrybuckeye's picture

excellent thought

Coach Meyer showing love to the BasketBucks program with a visual of him talking to Coach Holtman would be awesome 

“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”

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Desymond's picture

He did it for the wrestling team during the big Iowa dual. 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Urban should be doing whatever he can to pay Iowa back.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Seattle Linga's picture

I am sure Urban will be paying close attention to the Happnen's at the Schott

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Wyandot Buckeye Fan's picture

The last few years OSU has really lost out of some really good Ohio talent.

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ibuck's picture

It appears there's a good chance OSU lands Gaffney—if Holtmann wants him.

Gaffney has a big OSU tattoo on his chest.

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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OSU069's picture

Pretty sure that was a recruiting edit and not real.

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Buctor's picture

Agree about Hornyak!  He was fun to watch.

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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Hovenaut's picture

I'd say a great time was had this afternoon.

Axe cancer. 

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

Would love to see us land a 5* Ohio kid

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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