Want to get #14 jersey. A great Buckeye doesn’t have to be an All-American to make an impact. You were much appreciated Joey Lane.
This sounds like our kind of player. Let’s get him and Hugley, and move on to the 2021 cycle.
I love my home town. Great crowd at NWA
To me this is a statement of confidence by Holtmann. OSU will likely need an athletic scoring wing next season, and Holtmann could have made that move a year early with Roderick. This move tells me he thinks he can get a better player next cycle. And that’s no slam on Ben, who has a good offensive game. Hopefully it works out well for all.
Both guys should be early contributors. Not sure if they will start. Carton is more likely, although I think people underrate Walker. Liddell might get a good run at the four.
Well take two for sure. Then we have to see if there are any transfers or early departures. I don’t think Carton, Gaffney, or Liddell will leave after one season, but that depends on how they perform. Kaleb could go overseas after next season, but I don’t think he’s explosive enough for the NBA.
If we have two available scholarships, I would take a scoring wing and a big man. And if another scholarship comes available, I would also take a PG.
I think he will be able have an impact on defense next season. He has good footwork and quick reactions.
Lighten up, Francis.
I think the odds are much better that he becomes Ken Johnson. Now the odds that people will be patient enough for him to develop into that kind of player - that’s changed a lot in the last 20 years.
Continuation of really good recruiting by Holtmann. He’s done a great job of targeting his guys, making a strong pitch, and closing the deal. Diallo brings a unique skill set to this team and anyone who travels the journey he’s followed should be an excellent locker room influence. Added to the other very good recruits in this class and the solid recruiting in class one and two, and this team is about to make a very strong move on the court too.
Get dumped then, Michigan!!!
Can never go wrong with that one.
You’re right, but he’ll get more specific feedback. He’ll get a draft evaluation and a better understanding of how his game translates to a higher level. This has nothing but upside for Kaleb, Holtmann, and OSU
Awesome comment. Wish I could upvote you 1000
Bad takes are getting down votes because they reveal a total misunderstanding of the process and are being used to take down a kid. If you don’t understand that, then the snowflake is looking at you in the mirror.
NFL scouts and GMs get the quarterback position wrong so often. I have faith in Dwayne Haskins and believe my own eyes.
Sounds very much like his most recent boss. Wish him nothing but luck at Elon
The more I hear Greg Mattison, the more I like him.
Mattison has always been viewed as a good assistant coach on many teams and at many levels. And Washington was viewed as a strong up and coming coach and recruiter.
What do you want the guy to do? We all have questions, so he answers the best he can. The season gets here when it gets here, then you’ll see your evidence one way or the other.
Interestingly, I met Granville’s dad way back then and they looked like twins.
Diallo is certainly unpolished offensively. But he is a rim protector, OSU currently lacks. He seems to be a nice change of pace from Kaleb and could change games on the defensive end. Really hope he likes what he’s seeing at OSU.
Several things to unpack from your comments. First, I saw several dunks from Hugley in these highlights. He showed range and good ball skills. Do not underestimate that in a big man. It’s early still but he looks the part to me, and he’s much more fit than Kaleb at the same age.
As for Kaleb, he improved dramatically from his freshman year. He averaged 4 more points, 2 more rebounds, and nearly one more assist per game. And he averaged 5 more minutes/game. Your statement completely discounts his actual improvement. And he’s still young. These guys get better.
One thing Hugley might do a little better is finishing through contact. Kaleb has room to grow there. I don’t care if you dunk, so long as you finish. Make a play an and-1 not two FTs.
I’m happy with Kaleb’s growth and I think we’ll see another step forward this season.
Holtmann had no problem with Kaleb playing on the perimeter. I think Hugley fits that mold.
Ledee seems to think he has wing skills. I guess we will see.