Belleville is where I was born in 1961...before moving to Ohio in 1964. The area has always been known for great high school basketball. Belleville is just a few miles from East St. Louis which,of course, is just across the river from St. Lous.
Congrats to EJ and Welcome to Buckeye Nation!
"Give your dream an aspiration date."
Biggity Boom Shakalaka!!!
“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt
TG Proud Buckeye alumnus.
MYHITTA #7EERAW BOOM HE IS READY GO BUCKS pic.twitter.com/C5TxVcYDme
— Terry mitchell (@TMitch13_) October 1, 2018
yes, I'm still alive
Great gif choice!
Welcome aboard, EJ. May your dreams come true...
...at OSU. And after OSU
Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !
Fields of Dreams
Huge get!!! Welcome E.J.!!
Excellent! The BasketBucks are going to be fun to watch while Holtmann is here. Man, this guy is good.
And Toledo still sucks.
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO......wait for it....OOOOOOOOOOOOOOM
BOOM !!! Thanks for choosing the Buckeyes.
Big time get for the good guys
Noon games suck
Boooom! At this rate I'm wondering how long it takes before Holtmann manages to put his own Thad Five together (obviously a different name will be needed if it happens).
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Huge! What a great staff we have! And had!
Boooom... Why no Luther M in player list? Think he's 1 n done?
Not listed as a forward, I believe.
list is of front court players
Thanks guys.. LM is gonna be scary at the 2
Holtmann is such a BALLER
The world is yours
I'll work for helmet stickers!
Head coach Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes landed a commitment from four-star forward EJ Liddell Monday — giving the program its third verbal and rounding out the 2019 class alongside Alonzo Gaffney, who committed in April, and DJ Carton, who committed in July.
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing." - Abraham Lincoln
Chris Holtmann getting it done!! This 2019 class is his version of the Fab 5 and hopefully we’ll have these guys for more than a year.
Thad 5. Fab 5 comes from that school up north and we don't want to emulate them lol.
Congrats Coach Holtmann !
Welcome E.J. "Mr. Illinois Basketball" Liddell !
This Class '19 BE BOOM'N !
Is this class now Mr.OHIO, Mr.Illinois and Mr. Iowa basketball ? I think it is?
This would be the Mister Class...
I wonder if a kid in NH has ever won Mr. Ohio. THAT would be impressive.
Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted.
Congratulations to E.J. Liddell...go Buckeyes.
I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...
So impressed with Holtmann and how he's parlayed a great first year into a great (full year) first class.
I have not been keeping track of scholarship numbers but do they have room for a center - he could use a solid 6-10+ guy in this class....and this Liddell guy is a stud.
If no one leaves early, they'd have one more scholarship available next year. My guess is that they hold onto it for another year (when only 2 guys would be leaving for sure) unless they can land a really top-level player who meets their needs.
Three guys are seniors: 1. C.J. Jackson 2. Joey Lane 3. Keyshawn Woods
Yeah I'm pretty happy we have Holtmann. Welcome EJ!!!!
HUGE boom! Holtmann just keeps this train rolling!
I love it!!! Holtmann is building something special again here in C-bus!!!
Get dumped then
"Ohio fullbacks should stay in Ohio and play at Ohio State." - Earle Bruce
Holtmann is a pimp!
I hit refresh about 100 times after 7. Go buckeyes
I’m not sure how good the men’s and women’s teams will be this season but both should be loaded next year.
Congests, E.J., and welcome to The OSU.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
Good. This is east StL for those not quite familiar.
Belleville is a few miles from East St. Louis. It's NOTHING like East St.Louis...however...more like Grove City or Westerville. (I lived there and visit relatives from time to time)
Holtmann is just killing it! Buckeye Hoops has really taken off.
Welcome to the family, EJ, and congratulations Coach!
I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.
Welcome, E.J. Liddell!
Kudos to our great coaching staff for another job exceptionally well done! Can't help but believe this is just a positive sign of things to come.
Logged in just to up vote and point out how great/underrated this comment is. Steve Holt! Coach Holt!
Great news. Coach and his assistants are continuing their great start! Looking forward to the .BB season.
Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!
Make preparations in advance. You never have trouble if you are prepared for it.
Welcome EJ. Great first impression with that video. You're going to love it here!
SWEET! Welcome aboard E.J!
16-2 is SWEET!
This class is going to be Epic!
On a basketball thread.
Are you emmer effin kidding me?
Yeah, I like it.
"It's always scotch-thirty on my island."
Welcome young Buckeye. Looking forward to viewing your contributions. Get stronger everyday.
EJ you're just going to make this more of a reality.
"The most important statistic, is the number of wins in a season".........Woody Hayes
“But admit there was no splendor in all the bright array
Like the glory of the going when Chic Harley got away.” -James Thurber
"Anything easy ain't worth a damn!" -Woody Hayes
The Basketball Buckeyes are back to Booming - Love it
Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!
It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.
You better beat Ohio State now because the giant is waking back up
Stay golden, Ponyboy.
BOOOOM!!!! Basketball style!
You win with people.
Holtmann and the staff are en fuego this recruiting cycle.
Trust me! I'm an Engineer.
Great job by Holtman. It will be interesting to see if Liddell bulks up any further, or opts to stay at his current weight and develop into more of a 3, ala KBD.
A lot of great points with this class. He was able to keep Gaffney in state! He finally landed a top flight point guard!! And the Carthon kid said he was working on getting Liddell to come and that happened!!! Outstanding! Have not paid a whole lot of attention to the scholarship numbers but it would be fantastic to land a true athletic center 6'10+ (or an athletic wing who can shoot it and defend- I know, I'm getting greedy but what the hell).
Unless someone leaves, there's no more room in the inn. Need to save that center for the next class.
Send the Earth Reverberating