Looking like he is leaning scUM....hopefully Gaffney and Holtmann can pull him into Buckeye Nation as Armaan Franklin looks to be leaning toward Xavier...we need a good PG in the class.
This is great news...he will be a huge scorer for us, whether in the starting lineup or off the bench!
Both Lu and Wiz played well....at one point, Lu hit a sick crossover step back 3, then hit another 3 that Wiz assisted on....I was very impressed with both of their games.
before opening up the floodgates by allowing basically unrestricted transfers.
I don't think this will ever happen, but my understanding is that it would be a one time transfer to play immediately and there are grade and gpa requirements to go along with it.
I think this is probably accurate with the fluidity of Lu and Woods as the starting 2.
I think Ledee, Young, Jallow and A. Wesson will all play the 3/4 and unless Micah really has improvement, I don't see him getting much PT.
I also think Washington will surprise some people...he might get some good minutes when the season gets going.
The kicker no one is talking about is Walker. Currently, he has to sit out the season under the transfer rules, but if I understand it correctly, the vote takes place in June and would take effect in Oct. The season starts in November, so if the vote passes, Walker may become eligible for this season adding another capable guard to the mix.
Looking forward to November and a great season!!
I am excited about the prospects of Carton and/or Beverly. Both would be huge additions to 2019...hopefully Gaffney can pull one of them in.
I hope this thing garners 50,000 to 100,000 signatures...maybe he doesn't actually get banned from sporting events, but maybe it sends a message that his attitude and actions are not seen in a good light by fans and supporters.
From pushing kids, to handicap parking to now signing the picture...there is no excuse for crap like that and that doesn't line up with Buckeye Culture...he is lucky Schlegel was not nearby or he might have been lit up like the fan at the OSU vs UC game in 14
I signed and shared the link
I am excited about Woods, however I don’t think he will supplant CJ at PG. I think they will both see the floor together and both handle the ball.
Love his quick release and ability to get to the hoop when his shot is contested. Not the most athletic (doesn’t have much hops for 6’3”) but has great body control on his layups and floaters.
Overall, I think will be a big help to us and another threat from deep, moreso than Kam was last year.
Oh and let’s not forget if the NCAA rules on a one time transfer waiver, we get Walker as well...talk about a tough team next year..
Boooooom!!! Sorry am late to the party, been dealing with funerals. But this sure brightened my day!
Big get and will give us 2 SG/CG players to handle the ball and shoot. CJ and Woods should play well off each other.
Only played 9 games last year due to injury, but averaged 6.3 assists to 2.2 turnovers his junior year while averaging 11ppg.
Could be a quality get, hopefully Holtmann can pull this one in so that CJ can shoot.
Any update on Woods visit this weekend? I like Woods, but I prefer him more as a SG than a true PG. Nick Norton from UAB is more a true PG.
Who knows, I trust Holtmann to get exactly who he wants, not just what is available.
No need to be sorry, I love Thad and I will always love Thad, but you will also see if you look back that I was one of the first one's on the Holtmann train even when people were pissed we didn't get Archie.
I am and have been all in with Holtmann and think he will take us to new heights and continue the great tradition of the program.
Trayce Jackson-Davis..a 5 star Center(30th Overall) is looking at us and Holt has an in home with him coming up...and EJ Liddell, a high 4 star (52nd Overall) kind of a wing/forward also had an in home with Holtmann the other day.
If we had a class of Gaffney, Liddell, Jackson-Davis and Walker for the 2019 class...I would say that is a pretty good haul. There are some others Holtmann is going after as well, including Jordan Mitchell, Wednell Harris, Armaan Franklin, etc.
I don’t know whether Holtmann will ever truly step away from grad transfers, but the caliber of transfer will greatly increase. Much like Cam Johnson at UNC, I think Holtmann will eventually get high quality transfers, but grad transfers aren’t a bad thing.
More and more everyday I am convinced that Holtmann is the guy to captain this ship....hopefully to multiple 'ships.
I am excited for what the future holds, and it is crazy that basketball news is so relevant that it is standing up to Spring Game football news...
Wonder how EJ Lidell would fit with Gaffney and Walker? We have a guard, a PF/Wing and EJ is another wing...Jackson-Davis is a Small Center...2019 could shape up to be a great class.
Gaffney is a huge fish to real in for Holtmann and I believe will be the start of getting some of the higher profile guys (maybe not all 5 star guys) to come to TOSU. I wonder if maybe Gaffney can flip some other players in the 2019 class to join, depending on the scholarship numbers.
Great day to be a Buckeye....wait, everyday is a great day to be a Buckeye!
This is a huge get, let’s build on this and C.J. Walker.
Gaffney is a huge positive..he will be a 1-2 year player...but man I am glad he is in Scarlet and gray.
Would love a scorer first, but this guy did average 5 assists per game and a 3-1 ast/to ratio last year. I am wondering if he can score, but rather was the distributor last year? CJ was only 1.79 Ast/TO last year, Dakich was 1.94
I agree, I think based on his interview and the fact that he wants to be a good scout team guy and get better says he wants to compete...I think it is a good get for us, and could be even better if the transfer rule comes into effect where he would be eligible this year.
I see everyone seems to be focusing on "him seeing the writing on the wall."
Do you really think that was the reason he left? I would bet that is not the reason, but it is the easiest target for a reason. I think there were other things involved, maybe personality, maybe coaching style (he did make some bonehead decisions), or maybe to get back home.
Who knows what the actual reason is, but do you really think Holtmann would bring in a kid who doesn't want to compete??? Me thinks not!
I think you missed the meaning of that quote...that is something our coaching staff used to tell us in college.
"Work hard, never settle" means to not rest on what you have done...never settle for what you have, but continue to move forward and strive to be better every day...
My guess is that is not the main reason, but might have been a contributing factor...
Welcome to the family CJ!!
I am excited from the standpoint that Holtmann wanted him. I think he has the ability to be a strong PG. Hopefully his shooting improves and his FT improves. With him and Lu defensively in 2 years will be awesome perimeter defense!!
Welcome to the family CJ!!
This is a good foundation for the 2019 year and will be good practice defense and experience for the incoming freshman class!