2012 Basketball Preview: Amir Williams

When the Buckeyes hit the court tonight against Walsh University, one of the major things head coach Thad Matta and his coaching staff will be looking for is a defensive presence to replace graduating All-American Jared Sullinger. The center position looks to be an open battle between Boston College transfer Evan Ravenel, Amir Williams and […]

2012 Basketball Preview: Sam Thompson

Looking for the best athlete in the Big Ten? Ohio State’s Slam, I mean Sam, Thompson is that guy. Out of high school, Thompson came into Ohio State with the reputation of being a high flyer and during his freshman campaign for the Buckeyes he proved just that. Notables: Hometown: Chicago, Illinois High School: Whitney […]

2012 Basketball Previews: DeShaun Thomas

Of the returning players on this team, Thomas has to be the one with the most upside. His freshman year he was clearly talented, and quickly became known as a ball-hog for his affinity to never pass the rock to his teammates once he got his hands on it. In fact, it was often joked […]

2012 Basketball Preview: Shannon Scott

One of last year’s new bright stars, Shannon Scott saw limited action primarily subbing in for Aaron Craft in the backcourt. He’s a versatile and talented point-guard who has reportedly turned on the lights and become extremely aggressive defensively. His experience and defensive prowess should serve him well as a player that can fit into […]

2012 Basketball Preview: LaQuinton Ross

Last year LaQuinton Ross was a member of a talented freshman class.  Unfortunately, Ross only played in 9 games while playing a total of 35 minutes, primarily due to an NCAA mandated late start to his career, so we didn’t get to see much of what he may or may not be able to do on the […]

2012 Basketball Preview: Alex Rogers

A walk-on transfer from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Alex Rogers paid his own way through a year of school for the chance to play on Thad Matta’s team. His hard work and passion paid off when Matta awarded him a scholarship this past off-season. Now a fully-fledged member of the team, Alex has a […]

2012 Basketball Preview: Evan Ravenel

We will have continuing coverage of the Buckeyes exciting win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers later today. For now, we continue the preseason look at the 2012 Buckeye Basketball team. After being one of several new faces for the Buckeyes last year, Ravenel now takes on a role as the lone senior on the team. On […]

2012 Basketball Preview: Trey McDonald

Trey McDonald appeared in 13 games for the Buckeyes during his freshman campaign and scored just two points on the season. With Jared Sullinger’s departure, though, the Buckeyes are down to just three post players, including McDonald. He will still be behind Amir Williams and Evan Ravenel for minutes, but his size could be very […]

2012 Basketball Preview: Amedeo Della Valle

This week’s basketball schedule has been altered slightly, so expect Tim’s look at Trey McDonald on Friday night and Eric’s look at Evan Ravenel on Sunday. The Tuesday/Thursday schedule will resume next week! The loss of several stars to early entry into the NBA draft has made recruiting little tougher for Thad Matta. The scholarships […]

2012 Basketball Preview: Aaron Craft

With Basketball season fast approaching – the Buckeyes play their exhibition game on October 30th this year – the crew here at the BBC is excited to get the round-ball action going! Stop by every Tuesday and Thursday for the next 6 weeks for each new installment of our 2012 Shooty Hoops preview. Junior Aaron […]