As Expected, Ohio State Basketball Rolls Over the Bahamas All-Stars in Nassau

By Patrick Maks on August 7, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Via @OSUADAthComm


In a game that more or less means nothing, Ohio State dismantled the Bahamas All-Stars, 88-66, at Sir Kendal Isaacs Gym in Nassau.

It was, however, a premature glimpse at a new-look Buckeye basketball team that'll have to replace leading scorer LaQuinton Ross and program stalwarts in Lenzelle Smith Jr. and Aaron Craft. 

Freshman forward and former five-star recruit Keita Bates-Diop led the way with 16 points. Senior forward Sam Thompson had 11 and redshirt freshman guard Kam Williams and senior center Trey McDonald had 10 apiece. The Buckeyes shot 52 percent from the field. Here's a full box score from the live stats feed: 

Ohio State jumped out to a 9-0 lead and never looked back. With only a live stats feed available to media and the masses back home, it's hard to evaluate who played well and who didn't. Fear not, though, the game's biggest takeaways were documented by Ohio State team spokesman Dan Wallenberg.

Here's what the Buckeyes wore:

And here's a makeshift group of scrubby backups:

Internet and lighting were scarce:

Thompson saved the dunks for later:

Kam Williams, who could be a big-time scorer for Ohio State this year, can stroke it:

Marc Loving can run the court:

Ohio State's been experimenting with zone defense this summer:

Freshman center David Bell, who's considered a talented, but raw, player, apparently had a nice outing:

With months before the regular season starts, the Buckeyes are spending five days in the Bahamas as part of a series of exhibition games called the "Summer of Thunder."

They will play the Providence Storm Friday. Tip is set for 7 p.m. 

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