Ohio State Officially Announces Addition of Musa Jallow to Roster For Upcoming Season

By Tim Shoemaker on July 19, 2017 at 12:16 pm
Musa Jallow is officially a Buckeye.

Musa Jallow to Ohio State is officially official.

Buckeyes head coach Chris Holtmann announced the addition of Jallow on Wednesday. He will become part of Ohio State's team for the upcoming season after reclassifying from 2018. Jallow will wear No. 2 for the Buckeyes, according to the team's official roster.

"Musa is a physical, athletic, versatile player and defender,” Holtmann said in a press release. “He possesses a high motor, intelligence and a college ready body despite his young age. We are excited about his arrival here in the fall and his continued development throughout his career here."

Jallow verbally committed to Ohio State on July 7. In that same announcement, he also declared his intentions to reclassify to the 2017 class and enroll this summer. Multiple reports indicate he will be on campus next month. 

A 6-foot-5 guard from Bloomington, Indiana, Jallow was a four-star prospect coming out of high school. A versatile guard with high-level athleticism, Jallow chose the Buckeyes over offers from Indiana, Virginia, Stanford and others. He was a high-priority target of Holtmann's during his tenure at Butler but Jallow was also offered by Thad Matta and Ohio State's previous coaching staff.

According to an Ohio State press release, Jallow averaged 24.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game last year at Bloomington North High School. For his three-year high school career, Jallow scored 1,027 points while shooting 52 percent from the field. 

Jallow joins four-star center Kaleb Wesson and four-star wing Kyle Young in the Buckeyes' class of 2017. That group now ranks No. 1 in the Big Ten, according to 247Sports composite. 

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