“I Came Back Looking Forward To Being One of the Buckeye Greats”: E.J. Liddell, Ohio State Talk Offseason Adjustments, Retooling For Deep 2021-22 Run

By Griffin Strom on September 28, 2021 at 10:30 pm

Buckeye basketball isn't back just yet, but the new season isn't too far off.

 E.J. Liddell and company return to the court in a little over a month to take on Indianapolis in an exhibition game at the Schottenstein Center, but as the team begins its official preseason practice schedule this week, all 15 players were available for interview Tuesday at the practice gym.

For Liddell in particular, 2021-22 presents a chance not only to right the wrong of last season's early NCAA Tournament exit, but also to leave a lasting mark on the Ohio State program.

"I came back looking forward to being one of the Buckeye greats, really. I want to be talked about like Aaron Craft," Liddell said Tuesday. "Everybody loves Aaron Craft. Aaron Craft shows his face, all of Buckeye Nation loves him. You just look at guys like that who's left their mark on this university, I want to be one of those guys."

Hear from Liddell, Kyle Young, Zed Key, Malaki Branham and a host of other Buckeyes as Ohio State starts to ramp up preseason preparations.

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