Devin Royal Discusses Recruiting Explosion and Ohio State Offer

PICKERINGTON – Ohio State offered multiple Central Ohio basketball prospects in 2018, but Jerome Hunter out of Pickerington North and Dane Goodwin from Upper Arlington both chose to play college basketball in the state of Indiana rather than Ohio. Fast forward to the 2023 class and the Buckeyes are doing it again. In June, head …

Improved EJ Liddell Ready To Lead Buckeyes Forward

Ohio State junior forward E.J. Liddell joined senior forward Kyle Young and OSU head coach Chris Holtmann at the Big Ten Basketball Media Days in Indianapolis this month to discuss the Buckeyes’ upcoming season and the goals that each of them has. Liddell toyed with leaving early but instead chose to come back to improve …

High Expectations For Buckeyes As Season Approaches

INDIANAPOLIS – Big Ten Basketball Media days have got underway on Thursday morning at Gainbridge Fieldhouse (formerly known as Banker’s Life Fieldhouse), the site of where the Big Ten will crown its postseason champions. Over the course of the two-day event all 14 teams will be represented by players and coaches from both their Men’s …

Big Ten Basketball Media Days – Running Updates

The Big Ten is holding its Men’s and Women’s Basketball Media Days today and tomorrow in Indianapolis. Ohio State’s contingent speaks today and Buckeye Scoop is on location to cover it all. Kevin Noon, Mick Walker, and Matt Goldman are on hand and will have live running updates on our Ask The Insiders message board …

Freshman Malaki Branham Adjusting To Ohio State, Setting Goals

Last year’s Ohio’s Mr. Basketball Award winner Malaki Branham made a name for himself at St. Vincent-St. Mary’s High School up in Akron. Nationally, Branham was known for his sharp shooting and versatile skills on both sides of the court. He has been well known around the state for years now, and is hoping to …

Ohio State Lands A Big-time Shot Maker in Four-Star Forward Brice Sensabaugh

BOOM! Chris Holtmann and Co. add to the Big Ten’s top-ranked 2022 recruiting class with a commitment from four-star small forward Brice Sensabaugh out of Lake Highland Prep (FL). Sensabaugh caught Ohio State and Chris Holtmann’s attention after lighting up the Nike EYBL Peach Jam alongside Buckeyes point guard commit Bruce Thornton. Going against the …

Big Ten, ACC, Pac 12 Announce Historic Alliance

On Tuesday, ACC Commissioner James Phillips, Pac 12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff, and Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren held a joint press conference to announce an “historic alliance” between the three respective athletic conferences. “The ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 today announced an historic alliance that will bring 41 world-class institutions together on a collaborative approach …

Ohio State Commit Felix Okpara Discusses Commitment and Relationships at Ohio State

Early Monday afternoon the Ohio State basketball program got some big news both literally and figuratively. That news came in the form of the commitment of 2022 center Felix Okpara out of Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The top-50 player and four-star prospect has been a top target for the Buckeyes for quite …

Chris Holtmann Provides Summer Updates for Buckeye Basketball

COLUMBUS – Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann spoke with reporters on Tuesday to provide some updates on the latest with the Buckeyes. Holtmann discussed EJ Liddell’s return, Duane Washington’s departure, and much more. The highlights of everything that was talked about can be found below. It’s been a unique summer. There have been …

Four-Star Center Felix Okpara Commits to Ohio State

Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann and company have done it! They have landed their future center in the 2022 class after securing a commitment from four-star center Felix Okpara out of Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Okpara gives the Buckeyes something they desperately needed in this 2022 class — a definitive …

Carmen’s Crew One Step Closer With 80-69 Win Over Men Of Mackey In ‘The Basketball Tournament’

COLUMBUS — It looked every bit like the physical Big Ten basketball game it was expected to be, but at the end of the bruising affair it was Carmen’s Crew coming away with an 80-69 win over The Men of Mackey in the second round of this year’s edition of The Basketball Tournament. Carmen’s Crew …

Aaron Craft, Jared Sullinger, Jon Diebler Talk The Basketball Tournament, Ohio State, NIL

The Basketball Tournament is ramping up and getting ready to tip off this Friday. The winner-takes-all tournament awards $1 million to the tourney champs. Once again, a team made up mostly of former Buckeyes — ‘Carmen’s Crew’ is taking part and the games in their region will take place in the Covelli Center on the …

Ohio State Adds High-Scoring Grad Transfer Guard Cedric Russell

Ohio State has apparently found Duane Washington’s replacement, as Jeff Goodman of Stadium is reporting that Louisiana graduate transfer guard Cedric Russell has committed to Ohio State. Russell is a 6-foot-2, 190-pound guard who played four years as a Ragin’ Cajun, leading them in scoring this past season at 17.2 points per game. He was …

EJ Liddell Tells ESPN He’s Returning to Ohio State

Ohio State sophomore forward EJ Liddell is pulling his name out of the NBA Draft process and returning to the Buckeyes. Liddell spoke to ESPN about his decision. “This was a pretty difficult decision,” Liddell told ESPN. “No one in my family has ever been this close to getting to a professional league. After many …

Duane Washington Will Stay In NBA Draft, Ending OSU Career

Duane Washington’s Ohio State career is done according to Jeff Goodman. Washington told the Stadium sports network that he is remaining in the NBA Draft. Washington, a junior guard out of Michigan, led the Buckeyes in scoring this past season at 16.4 points per game. In five postseason games this year he averaged 22 points …

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