Doug Etzler is a great player and did a lot of good things at OSU and he was no walk on he was recruited and very much needed at OSU,one of the best passers I have ever seen play the game,rarely missed a free throw and could nail a long ball from 30 with a hand in his face.
Young is officially a Buckeye this is great news and will add quality depth to OSU.
This is exciting I have been waiting to hear this news. Young will add talent and depth to this Buckeye team and I believe they will win 20 plus games and pull off some upsets.
Goodwin will be a Buckeye he is a versatile player that can fit in any system plus he has been very loyal to OSU through all of this there is no way Holtmann wants to take this offer off the table it would create a bad vibe amongst the Ohio High School coaches not to mention the AAU people.
I can see Young coming to OSU to play for Holtmann and his staff they have evaluated the kid and believe in him so it will be interesting to see if he really wants to be a Bulldog with all of this happening in June.
Yes he can watch the video the kid can shoot 3s and has quick hands on defense,fairly athletic player.
If they don't release him he would still have the option to transfer and play in 2018 at OSU but the kid is not even enrolled at Butler and they just lost the coach he wanted to play for so I think there is a good chance they would release him but yes I am wishful thinking.
This is the question that has been on my mind I hope OSU can get Young on board for 2017 he would really help the Buckeyes and give us a chance to be respectable right away.
I will sit back and see how it plays out but it seems like a real possibility that an Ohio kid would come home and play for the coach who got him to sign at Butler.
Is there a possibility Young could come in and play in 2017 or would he have to transfer and sit a season?
This one makes a lot of sense he is a good coach and knows Gene fairly well and the Bulls job isn't going over real well at this point so it may be time for him to leave on his own and let them go in another direction.
Ahrens is going to open his recruitment up again but he has not ruled out the Buckeyes but they have to get a coach and start talking to these kids soon so they still feel wanted and needed to lead OSU back to winning ways.
Goodwin and Ahrens will most likely stick with the Buckeyes but they have to get a coach in place very soon and talk to these guys and let them know they are a priority and they are the guys who can bring OSU back to the top.
This has to be a homerun hire now and Smith knows it so I am confident you will be seeing a big time hire in a month or so. My 2 cents I would like Buzz Williams he is a great motivator and gets the most out of his talent and this would be a higher profile job than Virginia Tech.
Ethan Linder of Wayne Trace is heading to Findlay to play ball in 2017 the kid scored over 2000 points in High School and was always a team first guy his passing skills is remarkable I don't care what anyone says this kid could play at any level and help a team win games as he is a hard working player that is only going to get better as he strengthens up.
Good kid and a quality player that will continue to get better I hope Matta and staff put the full court press on Nance and get him to sign as this is the type of player it is going to take to get back to the top and I believe he will also get others to take a look.
Ahrens and Goodwin both have good attitudes and will work hard to get better and both will probably be at OSU for 3-4 years and I see them getting stronger and being good examples for future recruits.
Bragg will have to sit one season so it really shouldn't determine TT's decision. I am hoping to see Bragg and Wesson in 2018-19 I think that would be a tough match up for most teams and then combine the incoming frosh of the class of 2018 and I believe OSU can get back on top.
Ohio State vs Wisconsin 1-1
Ohio State vs Blue 1-0
Ohio State vs MSU 1-1
Ohio State vs Purdue 0-1 and the game the refs allowed Purdue to score after a shot clock violation.
I know the Buckeyes had a bad year but they won some big games and lost some close games they should have won it may not be an easy fix but the team is not as far off as some people think it is. Hope everyone will get behind Matta and the Buckeyes in 2017-18 and show some support. Go Bucks!
If Thompson comes back you will see a lot of Potter at the stretch 4 because they will have Wesson to fill a lot of center minutes but if Thompson does leave the center spot is still going to be thin and force a rotation of Wesson/Potter unless they can get Bell to really improve over the summer.
This is good for the team they have to play in order to learn sitting at home does no good at all. Everyone except Loving will most likely be back and this gives the team a chance to grow and go out with something positive and lets them know they have a lot of hard work to become a good team but it can be done. Go Bucks win a couple games and show some excitement to be playing for The Ohio State University!
If Wesson had signed with Duke, Carolina or Kentucky you guys would be screaming at Matta for keeping him home. Give him a chance he is 6'10 280 and has some good skills that will help OSU immediately is he going to jump over buildings no,however he can get position well under the basket,rebound,pass,can hit a long ball and hits a high percentage of foul shots. If Wesson buys in he will be a solid player in the Big 10.
I would love to see Oden added to the coaching staff as I believe he is the one responsible for Thompsons improvement and I think he could relate to recruits and may even draw in some big names.
Friday 3/3 Ethan Linder scored 52 points in a little less than 3 quarters of play to win the Division 3 Sectional out of the Elida,very impressive the kid just continues to break records and has no ego. Go Raiders keep the dream alive!
Versailles and Ahrens are very good and I hope the Raiders get a shot down the road it would be a great game and some of you will get to see another great player in Linder and I promise you are in for a treat.