Videos and Observations from Ohio State's Open Basketball Practice

By James Grega on July 17, 2018 at 5:20 pm

Ohio State took the court Tuesday for its fourth practice of the summer as the Buckeyes prepare for an upcoming trip to Spain. Chris Holtmann and his squad are set to depart August 1 and return August 11, and will play a handful of games in Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona before returning home. 

Prior to their trip, however, Ohio State invited the media to take in a portion of practice following interviews with Holtmann, C.J. Jackson and Kyle Young, which you can view above. 

Below are a few videos of the Buckeyes going through position-specific drills as well as full-court drills.

While Ohio State didn't practice for long in front of the media, what follows are a few short observations from the fourth practice of the summer. 

  • Kaleb Wesson looks phenomenal. He looks like he has dropped another 10-15 pounds in the offseason and moved very well in both individual and team drills. 
  • Andre Wesson worked with Ohio State's big men in individual drills rather than the guards, which isn't a surprise. However, this could mean that the Buckeyes could look to utilize smaller, quicker lineups this season with Wesson playing more of the 'four' rather than the 'three' or on the wing.
  • For having just arrived on campus not long ago, the six new players seem to be more than comfortable with their new teammates. C.J. Jackson and Holtmann both spoke about how team chemistry will be key this offseason. 
  • Jaedon LeDee is a physical specimen. He does not look like a typical freshman. While he might have a ways to go in terms of learning the college game, he is physically ready to play already.
  • CJ Walker will wear No. 13 for Ohio State, despite not playing this season. Keyshawn Woods will wear No. 32. 
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