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SG Nick Dials (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by OSUsushichic, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go!

    I just saw this on Yahoo Sports. Good luck, Nick.

    Ohio State G Dials transfers to Akron

    June 22, 2004
    AKRON, Ohio (Ticker) - Ohio State guard Nick Dials, who started nine games as a freshman last season, has transferred to Akron.

    The decision comes two weeks after Ohio State coach Jim O'Brien was fired for alleged recruiting violations.

    Under NCAA requirements, Dials has to sit out next season, then will have three years of eligibility remaining. He averaged 4.5 points, 2.1 assists and 1.4 rebounds last season.

    "Nick is a perfect fit for our program," Akron coach Keith Dambrot said. "He is the ultimate winner and was a player we really wanted out of high school. He has excellent skills and tremendous knowledge of the game."

    Dials attended Ohio State last fall as a walk-on, but was awarded a scholarship just before the start of the season.
  2. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I am glad for Nick. I can't imagine the coaching change would have done him any good - especially with the potential that we could lose a schollie or two.

    Nothing against a very hard working individual, but it is time the program moves to a level where we don't need to discuss whether kids like Nick should be given an OSU scholarship.
  3. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    agreed. At least we don't have to hear garbage from Buckaholic on this matter again.
  4. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0



  5. Great kid, and I am happy for him that he is succeeding, but what is up with taht comment "I wanted to win more".

    Is he trying to throw a cheap shot or what.
  6. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck SoCal, Baby!

    I doubt this is a cheap shot. No denying that Akron plays a much easier sked than the Buckeyes, so wins are easier to come by.

    A Big Ten team populated with Nick Dials types does not win a lot of games. See: Purdue and Penn State. He's a hard-nosed and talented kid, but his talent level is just not major-conference level.
  7. But by this he would be down playing his own ability and I don't think he would do this. He thought he was good enough to play here, but he wasnt sure if he was going to get the free-ride for another year so he wanted to go else where, and when asked why he said he wanted to win more.

    Cheapshot IMO.
  8. OH10

    OH10 *

    At the time he transfered, we weren't winning a lot. So, maybe it makes sense.

    Either way, we know why he transferred, and it was to make a bigger impact - which his is doing at Akron.
  9. I go to akron and Nick is a starter. When he transfered to akron he made a player transfer to ohio ( bubba walters). He took his starting spot. He hasn't changed. He still hustles, dives for the ball and still has that sweet stroke.
    Fear the Roo
  10. OH10

    OH10 *

    I remember Bubba. Tall, skinny kid. He could shoot though, and the fans at the JAR liked him a lot.
  11. Yep thats him and yes everybody liked him so thats why everybody was upset that he is transfering to ohio. He played for cinc. moeller (spelling).
  12. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Who was that idiot on Bucknuts who kept talking about him when he "signed" with OSU, acting as if he was going to be become a big star?
  13. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator - Nick Dials adapts well to new position

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