Ohio State women's basketball lost one player from its roster and added a commitment from a future Buckeye in the past 24 hours.
We'll start with the loss, because it's a significant one: Aaliyah Patty, who started all 18 games she played in for the Buckeyes last season, announced Thursday night that she is entering the transfer portal.
With Patty in the portal, Ohio State is now set to lose its top two forwards from last season. Patty, who averaged 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game while leading the Buckeyes with 21 blocks last season, joins last year's leading rebounder and second-leading scorer Dorka Juhász, who announced her decision to transfer on Saturday.
That leaves the Buckeyes with a big void to fill in the frontcourt this offseason, but they did land a playmaker for their future backcourt on Friday with the commitment of Kaia Henderson, a point guard from New Hartford, New York.
Go Bucks pic.twitter.com/Wv0zaRoOyT— Kaia Henderson (@kaiahenderson) April 9, 2021
Henderson, who averaged 33 points per game during her team's abbreviated six-game season this year, is a junior at New Hartford – where she's already scored more than 2,000 career points – so she'll join the Buckeyes in 2022. According to syracuse.com's Lindsay Kramer, Henderson visited Ohio State's campus on Monday, leading to her commitment four days later.