Just one day after adding some much-needed depth by landing a commitment from junior college point guard C.J. Jackson, Ohio State received some additional help on the wing.
On Wednesday, Andre Wesson pledged to the Buckeyes to become Ohio State's fourth member of the 2016 class. Wesson joins Jackson along with four-star forward Derek Funderburk and three-star big man Micah Potter, both of whom signed during the early signing period in November.
Andre Wesson to Ohio State pic.twitter.com/BPHhUdiQ6n— Tim Shoemaker (@TimShoemaker) April 13, 2016
College basketball's regular signing period began Wednesday. Expect official announcements from Ohio State sometime in the near future, though it has been reported Jackson will not sign with the Buckeyes until he visits campus this weekend.
Andre Wesson is the older brother of 2017 Ohio State commit Kaleb Wesson. Andre Wesson averaged 16.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game this year while shooting 43 percent from behind the 3-point line to help lead Westerville South to its first ever state championship.
“We are excited Andre continued the Wesson legacy with Ohio State basketball,” Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. “Andre brings several elements to our program with his abilities to score, handle the ball, shoot from 3-point range and play defense. But one of the things I like most about him is his desire play for the Buckeyes and add to what his father accomplished in an Ohio State uniform.”
Wesson stands 6-foot-7 and is a versatile guard/wing combo. He can play multiple positions, is a solid athlete, and a very long, active defender. He is listed as the No. 17 prospect in Ohio and No. 295 overall — a three-star recruit, according to 247Sports.
Wesson chose Ohio State over Richmond and Butler. He also had offers from Bowling Green, Toledo, Xavier and others.
Andre Wesson's father, Keith Wesson, played for Ohio State back in the 1980s.
Eleven Warriors will have more on Wesson's commitment soon.