Four-Star Shooting Guard Dorian Jones Becomes First Commitment for Ohio State's 2025 Recruiting Class

By Andy Anders on July 1, 2024 at 4:23 pm
Dorian Jones

Ohio State basketball is on the board in a big way in the recruiting class of 2025.

On Monday the Buckeyes landed a commitment from four-star shooting guard Dorian Jones, their first pledge from this year's crop of high school seniors.

Jones is the No. 72 overall prospect and No. 12 shooting guard in the 247Sports composite rankings and is considered the second-best baller from the Buckeye State. He selected Ohio State over finalists Michigan, Rutgers and Missouri.

The Jones File

  • Class: 2025
  • Size: 6-3/190
  • Pos: Shooting Guard
  • School: Richmond Heights (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★★
  • Composite Rank: #72 (#12 SG)

As a junior in 2023-24, Jones earned first-team All-Ohio honors in D-IV while leading his Cleveland-based high school, Richmond Heights, to a state championship. Jones averaged 14.1 points per game.

Ohio State was among the first schools to offer Jones, who took his official visit to Columbus in May. Jones has earned over two dozen scholarship offers in total, with the likes of Arizona State, Cincinnati, Dayton, Miami (Fla.), Penn State and Texas A&M joining his four finalists.

Jones also got a chance to showcase his skills against some of the nation's best for team All-Ohio Red on Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League circuit this summer, averaging 7.8 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.

While his commitment is the first for Jake Diebler in the class of 2025, the Buckeyes do hold a five-star pledge from class of 2026 guard Marcus Johnson, who also hails from Cleveland in Garfield Heights High School.

Jones is the first of what the Buckeyes hope is a wave of Ohio-based talent for the 2025 class. Five-star guard Darryn Peterson might be the top target on Diebler's board and hails from the state originally, as does four-star guard and OSU target Jerry Easter II. Five-star power forward Niko Bundalo is the No. 1 player in Ohio and another top OSU objective.

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