Pickerington Central four-star 2019 point guard Madison Greene announced via Twitter that she has committed to and will sign with Ohio State. She had originally signed to Penn State in November but was released from her National Letter of Intent after Penn State's head coach Coquese Washington was let go in March.
— Madison Greene4 (@basketball4mg) May 11, 2019
The Greene File
- Class: 2019
- Size: 5-foot-7
- Pos: PG
- School: Pickerington Central
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 29 (PG)
Greene is rated by ProspectsNation.com as the No. 148 overall prospect.
As a junior in 2018, Greene led the Tigers to their first state title since 1999. She averaged 19 points per game during the postseason run. In May 2018, she played for the West Virginia Thunder and defeated the All Ohio Black in the Midwest Showdown. She scored 22 points in the championship and was named the MVP.
Before Greene's commitment, head coach Kevin McGuff and Ohio State had already signed the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation, which included five-star guard Kierstan Bell (No. 6 overall), five-star guard Rikki Harris (No. 24 overall), five-star wing Kaelynn Satterfield (No. 39 overall), five-star guard Jacy Sheldon (No. 41 overall) and four-star forward Aixa Wone (No. 15 internationally).
On April 3, Ohio State signed 6-foot-3 European center Rebeka Mikulasikova, who played professionally for Piestanska Cajka in Piestany, Slovakia.
The Buckeyes also added Oklahoma State transfer Braxtin Miller, who was the No. 22 prospect overall in the Class of 2017, on April 16. She averaged 14.7 points per game at Oklahoma State but will likely need to sit out the 2019-20 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Greene and the other seven additions are important for a team that endured a down year in 2018-19, finishing fifth in the Big Ten and averaging just 62 points per game. Greene's addition continues McGuff's attempt to rebuild a program that was hit hard by the graduations of Kelsey Mitchell, Stephanie Mavunga and other key players after the 2017-18 season.