Brice Sensabaugh to Remain in 2023 NBA Draft, Leave Ohio State After Freshman Season

By Griffin Strom on May 31, 2023 at 1:38 pm
Brice Sensabaugh
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Brice Sensabaugh has officially played his final game in a Buckeye uniform.

Ohio State's star freshman this past season will keep his name in the 2023 NBA draft as expected, according to a report from The Columbus Dispatch, ending his college career after one stellar year in 2022-23. Sensabaugh first entered his name in the draft on March 25, but initially opted to maintain his collegiate eligibility.

Only the third-ranked prospect in Ohio State's top 10 nationally-rated 2022 recruiting class, the Florida native emerged as the Buckeyes' go-to scoring threat early in the season and never looked back. Senasbaugh started in 21 of his 33 appearances for Ohio State, turned in 11 20-point scoring performances and finished the season as the Buckeyes' leading scorer with an average of 16.3 points per game on 48% shooting.

Sensabaugh earned four Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors en route to a spot on the conference's all-freshman team, and he earned third-team All-Big Ten status at the conclusion of the regular season. Sensabaugh was also named one of 10 finalists for the 2023 Julius Erving Award, an honor given to the best small forward in the nation.

Sensabaugh was held out of the final two games of Ohio State's season due to a knee injury suffered during the Big Ten Tournament, but is still widely projected to be a first-round selection in next month's NBA draft in Brooklyn.

Once Sensabaugh is drafted, Ohio State will have produced one-and-done NBA prospects in back-to-back seasons. Before Malaki Branham last year, no Buckeye was drafted immediately following their freshman season since D'Angelo Russell in 2015.

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