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2017-2018 Ohio State Men's Basketball (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by CFPBuckeye, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Kind of reminds me of UC in Mick Cronin's 1st yr in like '07, they were giving real minutes to FB player Connor Barwin. Or I think that is his name. Gotta be someone on the team that could help a little.
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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Ohio State basketball took another hit Friday night with the announcement of Derek Funderburk's dismissal and Braxton Beverly's transfer.

    With the two players no longer in the fold, the Buckeyes now have just eight recruited scholarship players on their roster for the 2017–18 season. It's far from an ideal situation for Chris Holtmann in his first year as head coach.

    In a recent meeting with reporters, Holtmann said he was unsure if Ohio State would add another player to its roster this late in the process. That was before the announcement of Beverly and Funderburk's departure, however.

    "We certainly don't want to compromise on them being what we feel like are Ohio State guys, and we don't want to compromise on talent or ability," Holtmann said then, via "That handicaps you in the future. Because of that, I don't know that we'll add another one."

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  3. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    No Potter:huh:

    This is almost like we have been given the Death Penalty and the NCAA is not involved.
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2017
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  4. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    This is going to be really ugly for coaches first year... we really need to hit a home run with at least one recruit to rebound
  5. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Magister Equitum

    if ayala reclassed to '17 and committed to osu, i would call that a "home run" considering it's so late. heck, a class consisting of ayala, young, and wesson would be very good regardless of the situation.

    excepting ayala, i don't think holt needs a home run commitment, per se, in the '17 class. and i'm sure as heck not expecting one right now. for me, a home run would be a group of good players for each position/role. a class of cohill, goodwin, watson, hunter, and ??? would have no players ranked in 247's top 60 (all are between #66 and #123), but i'd consider that a solid triple if not a home run. provided a good post commitment, i'd be stoked with that class.
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  6. nomatta

    nomatta Sophmore

    Cohill talks a lot but is hard to read. right now I feel like OSU is one of many for him. i love Watson's game and I think we have an outside shot but the issue with him is he's a self-professed mama's boy and has said that he'd prefer not to go far from home. there are several schools on his list that are much closer to home. we're making up ground on Hunter but right now he has the best relationships with UM and Xavier. the longer Goodwin waits to recommit the more I wonder if he really is looking hard for other good options. no idea what good post player we could get, there aren't many in the T100 and the staff didn't really have a recruiting relationship with any of them other than Bingham.

    if you asked me who I felt good about right now, I'd say Ayala IF he reclasses, maybe Goodwin, and maaaaaaaybe Hunter. that's it. i am curious, though, to see if we can get Luther Muhammad on a visit. I'd feel like if we could get that to happen soon, we might have a shot with him.
  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Yeah, usually the first year with a new coach it is ugly. However, I don't think anyone expects Ohio State to have a winning record this year.



    Chris Holtmann replaced Thad Matta as Ohio State's head coach exactly 23 days ago.

    In that window, he's officially brought on his former Butler assistant coaches, welcomed former Butler signee and Ohio hooper Kyle Young, retained David Egelhoff as director of basketball operations, announced Dave Richardson will vacate the strength and conditioning role, first suspended then booted redshirt freshman swingman Derek Funderburk, and announced incoming freshman Braxton Beverly will not be a Buckeye.

    In addition, he and the staff have been evaluating players and making offers right and left.

    With all that activity, he now sports a roster with nine scholarship players, one of which belongs to a former walk-on.

    The moral of those last three paragraphs? Get ready for some spectacular turbulence this season. Embrace it as part of the rebuilding process. It's unavoidable after Gene Smith unfortunately, but finally, saved Thad Matta from himself.

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  8. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck Non-Nike Design

    I am expecting progress from Potter, Andre Wesson, and CJ Jackson.

    I am expecting plateau from Kam, Tate, KBD.

    I am expecting a mixed bag from Young and Kaleb Wesson.

    I expect some non-descript minutes from Lane.

    I still think this time has the offensive tools to make things interesting with some of the better teams, but lacks the depth or makeup to defend very well for 40 minutes.
  9. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

  10. KOBuckeye

    KOBuckeye Rookie

    Back to being the best team in Ohio . Step aside, Xavier :biggrin:
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  11. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Probably will take a couple years for OSU to get back to the tourney. NIT is a possibility this season.
  12. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck Non-Nike Design

    Well, I was very enthusiastic last year about the team, because the timing was right for everything to come together and return to what the program could be. As we saw against UVA and UCLA, they were close last year, but Matta really had nothing left to give, and they frittered the year away. Matta was finished. I know very little about what our team will look like under Holtmann (Tate suggested Coach Holtmann was reminiscent of Matta in a lot of ways), but the talent is still there to have a winning season and make the NCAA this year. I would be impressed if he guided them to a winning record, but if the chips fall right, I don't see why that is unreasonable. The players that he has are all worthy of Ohio State...if Young, Wesson and Jallow provide solid minutes off the bat, the starters are good enough to compete. The question really comes down to inside, and what is Potter going to look like.
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  13. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 2014 NATIONAL CHAMPS Staff Member mean we might not go 3-27???

    MARVYMARV14 Junior

    I honestly feel like the coaching change couldn't have come at a better time for Potter, he has all the tools to be a very versatile big, he's still young enough to be developed and I also am of the belief that CH will let the players play the game that they are comfortable with if it's yielding positive results within his structure, whereas I believe that Thad would recruit players and make them adjust to what he needed them to do with the exception of guards which is the only position I can recall Thad giving that kind of freedom besides a catch and shoot green light to an extent.
    With that said I believe if Potter has the potential that I think he does the old staff would not have gotten it out of him but this new staff can.
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  15. buckeyemania11

    buckeyemania11 HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE!!!

    I think theyll end up with at least a winning record. I mean last year was a trainwreck by all means and they ended up 17-15, I dont think its out of realm of possibiity that this team wins a few more. Theres a decent enough core here to win a few they probably wont be expected to win. I dont think we will see a Florida Atlantic or Texas Arlington type meltdown this year either. Not expecting the big dance but I feel they will at least not make us want to launch our remotes across the room all season.

    Pretty optimistic they are back in the dance in 18/19 with the core that should be back and whoever is added in rrecruiting or grad transfer.

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