Super stoked about this. I am hoping Diebler reels in some big wish while he is at TOSU!
I normally feel like a have a pretty good pulse on BBall...but I honestly don’t know what will happen in 20 or 21. Hoping for Keon, but UT is the team to beat.
I love Holtmann and his philosophy more and more. I think he is ahead of the curve and it will pay big dividends going forward.
This is a huge opportunity for Holtmann to build relationships with recruits, but also to make gain some wisdom on other coaches techniques and such. I cannot see anything bad coming from this.
This will be a tough home test early in the season. Will be a good gauge of where we are.
I am glad to see him coming back, which most of us suspected. I hope he comes back with increased understanding of the game and that his game jumps big time this year. Lets Go!!
Thanks for the write-up Colin. Loved hearing about Harrison. I think he will be a great addition to the team going forward and possibly get some meaningful minutes later on in his career, who knows.
I think this will be a tough get...but YES PLEASE!!!! I love a Guard/Wing that can play with the ball in his hands, can attack the basket and can shoot the J. It is no wonder he is a Top 30 prospect. If we get him for 2020, that would be 4 Top 30 prospects (yes, I know all 3 2019 recruits dropped from the Top 30, but they were all in the Top 30 when they committed) in two years. That is HUGE recruiting by Holtmann and great hiring as well.
Every Day I am more and more excited by Holt & Co
Would be a HUGE boom if Diebler can pull him from his home state team. Let’s go Bucks!
Kid is 6’8 going into his junior year of HS...give him some time to fill out.
Love seeing this early! Would love to see all 3 top players from Ohio in the 2021 class. He is probably going to grow a little more and bulk up. Huge commit for Holtmann!
Keep the train running!!!
Aaron Craft was Pre-Med and carried nearly a 4.0GPA
Holtmann wants one sit out transfer each year. It gives them a year to be “honed” into the program and adds instant leadership when they become eligible.
Sueing needs to work on his effort especially on defense (gets caught standing around a lot) based on film. A year under Holt & Co and he spell big trouble for the rest of the B1G in 2020.
Also, it puts us ahead of others in case any of the other players transfer next year. Already have a body on board.
Holtmann continues to take advantage of the transfer portal. Having one sit out transfer each year adds practice depth and leadership. I am liking this.
Welcome to Buckeye Nation Justice!!!
Looks like I might need to book a trip for me and the wife to the Bahama's Thanksgiving 2020....GO Bucks!!
I trust Holtmann. I think this would be a good get, he would be a RS Junior in 2020 bringing leadership and an attacking wing.
I trust that by bringing in a “sit-out” transfer every year, Holtmann may be trying to get out in front of the transfer portal issue that we are starting to see.
Trust the process!!
Great Analysis...I think this roster (assuming the returners make strides forward and the young guys come in ready to play) affords us the ability to adapt to any team we play. If we need to go Big..we have Kaleb, Kyle, Alonzo, and EJ...along with Diallo. If we need to go small, we have CJ, DJ, Duane, Lu, Dre, Moose and Ahrens that can all contribute. I think this year might be pretty exciting...but we won't know more until the whole crew is on campus in June.
I am excited for CJ to don the Scarlet and Gray. I am thinking he will be the Day 1 starter for the Basketbucks and will see significant minutes. I would expect CJ, Lu, Dre, Kyle and Kaleb to start....DJ, Duane, Musa/Ahrens, Liddell and Alonzo to get minutes too. I don't think Holtmann was kidding when he said he wanted to be able to go 9-10 deep in the rotation. I doubt we see a ton of CJ and DJ on the floor together unless Holtmann decides to go small, where we would see CJ, DJ, Lu/Duane, Dre/Ahrens/Liddell, and Young at the 5...but I think having rested ball handlers that can facilitate and attack for 40 minutes will greatly improve our team.
Joey was always a favorite of mine! Thanks for this interview. I hope he ends up back at OSU in some capacity.
I love the idea of going after this guy, but what does that do for Diallo. If we collect Brown, then we have a RS Soph in Brown for the 2020 season and a true Soph in Diallo for the 2020 season. Both are not going to get starter minutes...so what goes down?
I think Brown would be an animal, but what does that do for the trust of other recruits? I don't know.
I trust Holtmann though.
This would be fun..not sure what all Holtmann is looking for in 2020...but I trust that Holtmann will get who he wants and I am good with that. Come to CBus Jay!
Thanks Coach! Great Career.
I still remember playing in front of him in the 2004 State Semi-finals. We played against Robbie Klein, whom he was recruiting...man is he legendary!
Jake was definitely not on my radar, but Holtmann is a Wizard!!! Great hire, great recruiter who already has connections with players in upcoming classes. Recruiting a high caliber of player. Can shoot and coach shooting. I am excited for what he brings to the Buckeyes. If our shooters can get better, watch out B1G...Washington, Ahrens, Lu, Dre, Jallow, Walker, Carton, etc...
It's when you light money on fire..
I know what you were going for, but the geographer in me cringed, the Serengeti is in Eastern Africa in the country of Tanzania. Senegal is on the Western Coast. Saying a walk through The Ferlo-North Wildlife Reserve, or even a walk through the Sahara. (It's close to the northern Senegal border).
Still, I would agree, I think his life experience will make some of the pressures of school and BBall much easier to handle.