Ohio State Women's Hoops Signs Nation's No. 3 Recruiting Class

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bwherbert's picture

Outstanding work, coach! Go Bucks!

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CowCat's picture

Nice mix of Ohioans, an Indiana kid and a foreign player to add spice. 

Looking forward to both of our basketball teams shocking the world. Go Bucks!

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CowCat's picture

(browser crash, re-post)

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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nvbuckeye's picture

Awesome, I wonder which one of the six will be the designated in-bounder for the gunner of the group.  Maybe this group will learn how to play team bball, not just run and gun.

GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Huskerbuck's picture

Both BB programs, men's and women's, are definitely moving in the right direction! Hats off to the coaching staffs. 

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Homey1970's picture

Was one of the recruits a defensive coach?

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BiggHoww's picture

Good one!!!!

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Buck298's picture

When info is posted on new team members for the men’s team, height and weight is typically given. But often not for the ladies. I’m curious, why is that? 

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Kevin Harrish's picture

They usually do heights, not weights, presumably just due to the convention that it's rude to ask or talk about a woman's weight. I actually meant to work in the heights, but forgot. I'll go back and do it.

Buck298's picture

Thanks. I look forward to what this year’s team will do given all of the grad transfers and then what will happen next year when we lose so many but then have an ultra talented group coming in. The characters of these teams will most certainly be different, and thus, interesting to watch. 

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ROCK1's picture

International teams and WNBA list weights. Also some recruiting services.

ROCK1

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

There's no rhyme or reason behind the last few years of the women's program. They land one of the top scorers in NCAA history, but an inability to surround her with enough help, untimely transfers, and the usual upsets in March turn her final couple of seasons into a disappointment.

And now in the first post-Mitchell season, half the current team is grad transfers, which is usually the sign of a program either emerging from crisis or heading into one. But McGuff somehow pulled together a terrific class, and Bell might be the best player they've ever recruited, including Mitchell and Katie Smith. A really strange situation all around.

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Kevin Harrish's picture

My understanding of the situation with last year's class is they went after a bunch of prospects they really wanted and missed. So instead of settling for the next tier of players and eating scholarships, they decided to bank the scholarships for this class, which they felt was extremely talented and they were in a good position to land a lot of the top prospects. So they built their team out of graduate transfers this season, who will all leave after this season, opening all the scholarships up for this monster class.

ibuck's picture

Great recruiting of the women. LOI's are in.

What about the men? DJ & EJ.

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

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SaltyD0gg's picture

Five 5* recruits and still only the third ranked class. Must be 2 monster classes in front of them.

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buckeyeleafe1's picture

Look out UCONN...great class. 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Half of the 12 players on this year's team are grad students. Of the six who are not, there's a 6-2 soph, a 6-2 freshman, and a 6-4 freshman. But it seems like this incoming class could use another inside post player. 

What are our odds inking 6-4 5-star Aliyah Boston, who's ranked #3 nationally by HoopsGurlz. She's got Ohio State in her final four (along with UConn, Notre Dame, and South Carolina).

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gr8bucks's picture

Since she's from the east coast, probably not good, unless there's some young'uns ahead of her at uconn. If she saw osu play uconn she knows they need a ton of help, so Boston to Ohio for the rescue. 

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Etenim's picture

Sorry to say I had the thought, but, well, I wonder what coach Katie Smith could do with that incoming talent...

This seems so familiar, yet the story has remained the same. Wasn't it just two or three seasons back that a loaded group of former 5* transfers and 5*FR came in?

This program hasn't lacked for national-level stars - Davenport, Lavender, Prahalis and Mitchell - in recent years.

I'd like to see this program elevate beyond showcasing such talent and instead showcase a higher level of cohesive, well-designed team play at both ends of the floor.

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