Good things on horizon for Ohio State men’s hoops team

In 1992 the Chicago Cubs were stuck in a quagmire despite what was supposed to be a homerun free agent class of slugger George Bell, ace Danny Jackson and closer Dave Smith. Clubhouse attendant Yosh Kiwano saw the team brass moping around and told them sometimes you can add by subtracting. The Cubs traded Bell […]


OSUMBB: Andre Wesson is Buckeye

(Image courtesy Columbus Dispatch) In a bit more of good news for the Ohio State men’s basketball program, Thad received a Letter of Intent Wednesday from local (Westerville (OH) South) player Andre Wesson. Below is Dan Wallenberg’s (OSU Athletics Communication) announcement: COLUMBUS, Ohio-Andre Wesson, a 6-6, 190-pound forward from Westerville (Ohio) South High School, signed […]


Micah Potter Is A Buckeye !!!

You know what? Ohio State is a Basketball school, too. Not to be outdone by the Football Recruiting Spectacular over the weekend, Thad Matta added a member to the 2016 class as well. Mentor center Micah Potter, a three star athlete who checks in at 6’10” became the latest hoopster to choose the scarlet and […]


JaQuan Lyle Is A Buckeye !!!

Urban Meyer ain’t the only Buckeye coach doing work on the recruiting trail, as Thad Matta picks up another piece of the 2015 class on Wednesday night. Five star shooting guard JaQuan Lyle added to a great night for Ohio State Hoops when he announced his intention to be a part of next year’s Buckeye […]


Buckeye Women’s Recruiting: TN Guard Commits

The Buckeyes appear to have their second commit to the 2015 class in St. Mary’s Episcopal HS guard Kaylan Pugh from Collierville, TN. The 5’9″ guard is the 7th rated at her position and 25th overall according to Prospect Nation and brings a toughness to the position that will be needed next year after the […]

Daniel Giddens Is A Buckeye!!!

It’s Independence Day, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with some stars… of the recruiting variety. Four star big man Daniel Giddens has become the most recent member of the Buckeye hoops class of 2015, after giving his verbal to the staff this afternoon and continuing the Buckeye recruiting roll for the week. […]

No Place Like Silver Bullet Points

Welp, there’s only so much Midwest my family can handle.  Wait… that’s not right. There’s only so much of my family that the Midwest can handle. That’s more accurate.  Since I’m flying back to LaLa land as we speak, here’s some traveling music for your morning interlude. Buckeye 411 We’ve Got A New Shiny Hoopster! […]

Trevor Thompson Is A Buckeye !!

Ohio State fans were on “commitment watch” during the Spring Game weekend, but probably didn’t expect today’s news. Thad Matta picked up his second transfer commitment for the upcoming season, as former Virginia Tech Hokie Trevor Thompson has given his verbal to the Buckeyes following his visit to Columbus. The 6’11” forward is an Indianapolis […]

Asia Doss is a Buckeye!

Ohio State added more backcourt talent with the commitment of Michigan native, guard Asia Doss. The 5’7″ guard from Detroit Country Day School committed to Coach Kevin McGuff and the Buckeyes during her official visit this weekend. Per The Columbus Dispatch; Doss attended last night’s Wisconsin game in Ohio Stadium with Makayla Waterman and Kathryn […]

Monday Musings

Welcome to Monday Musings, glad that you decided to stop in. Grab your beverage of choice and let’s get to this. If it’s early enough in the day, coffee will suffice. If the sun is over the yardarm, I’ll trust you can handle it from there. This week’s photo pays homage to Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” references […]

Mickey Mitchell is a Buckeye!!!

We’re less than two weeks away from the kickoff to the 2013 season, but things are heating up with Ohio State’s basketball programs. Thad Matta and his staff, not to be outdone by Kevin McGuff and staff, have added a highly ranked recruit to their basketball program, Mickey Mitchell, a highly rated (4* / 5*) […]

Makayla Waterman is a Buckeye!

Well, Coach McGuff  and his staff continue to work their magic in the realm of recruiting. His staff has picked up another commitment from southwest Ohio, so there may be a “pipeline” in the making. Per The Columbus Dispatch: Kettering Fairmont forward Makayla Waterman committed today to play basketball at Ohio State in the 2014-15 […]

A.J. Harris Is A Buckeye !!

Thad doing work… Today, Coach Matta received the first verbal for the 2015 (!) class in the person of Dayton Dunbar point guard A.J. Harris. Harris was on an unofficial visit to Columbus today, and told Coach Matta and Coach Jent of his decision to become a Buckeye soon thereafter. A point guard, he will […]

Women's Basketball Picks Up Triple Commitment

Today was a huge day in Ohio State Women’s Basketball. After months of quietly building his staff and putting his program together, Kevin McGuff picked up three big recruits for his class.Marcus Hartman of Buckeye Sports Bulletin had the news: Big day for Ohio State women’s basketball as Kelsey and Chelsea Mitchell along with Alexa […]

D’Angelo Russell Is A Buckeye Hoopster!!!

You know, Urban Meyer isn’t the only great recruiter at Ohio State… Thad Matta’s not to shabby either, as evidenced by today’s verbal commitment from one of the top recruits in the 2014 class. D’Angelo Russell chose Ohio State over North Carolina, Indiana, Florida, and home town school, Louisville. Being a Buckeye has cache that […]

David Bell Is A Buckeye Hoopster!!

Thad Matta picks up a quick verbal from the third member of the 2014 class, as Garfield Height’s David Bell commits following his visit. Bell, a 6′ 7″ forward, was on campus yesterday for a visit, and received his official offer today. He accepted shortly thereafter. Bell  is averaging 17. 3 points a game to […]

Hoop Agreements… Verbally

Thad Matta and his staff have been hard at work gathering recruits for the 2014 class and appear to be on a roll. This week they have landed two of the top 50 prospects in national recruiting circles. Keita Bates-Diop: 6′-7″ 190lbs SF/PF from University High School in Illinois (near Chicago). ranks him as […]

Silver Bullet Points Gears Up

This week, there’s only one song that will suffice for Buckeye Nation. Enjoy! Buckeye 411 “One time”-  Monday was the reveal of the fourth edition of Nike’s “special” uniforms, and the third time it’s been unleashed for The Game. This year’s a bit different than the past- the jersey won’t be made available to the […]

Kameron Williams Is A Buckeye Hoopster!

Well, we wanted recruiting news… just didn’t expect it to be basketball related! After a visit to Columbus this past weekend, Baltimore Mount St. Joseph shooting guard Kameron Williams decided to pull the trigger and verbal to Thad Matta and Ohio State, becoming the second member of the 2013 class. Williams will join Marc Loving […]

One Fan's Opinion- BasketBucks 2012 Recruiting

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be hearing from some “new voices” here at tBBC… If you’re interested in being a part of this series, drop us a line! Today, former Lantern staffer Tim Shoemaker takes a look at the state of basketball recruiting this post-season… be sure