Who Does Ohio State Basketball Address After Eugene Brown III’s Departure?

With the message that Eugene Brown III will go State of Ohio After entering the transfer portal, it leaves the Buckeyes with an open stipend depending on other factors and what happens to Brice Sensabaugh’s NBA decision.

head coach Chris Holtman can go different ways with the available scholarship. The most obvious is the transfer portal, as we’re going to look at a few names that have been associated with the Buckeyes.

There’s also a big non-signed player who could return ‘home’. Let’s take a look at some options for the state of Ohio to fill its gap in the current list.

Bronnie James

Why it makes sense

James puts in a solid performance in the McDonald’s All-American Game, shooting mostly from beyond the arc. His game is much more than that and he would be a great addition to the Ohio State team. His name carries a lot of weight because of his father, but LeBron’s eldest son has tons of talent. James is still undecided and will have to make a decision very soon U.S.C And Oregon his most likely other targets.

Minnesota transfer Jamison Battle

Why it makes sense

Battle was a monster in the Big Ten two seasons ago, the last season he dealt with injuries he wasn’t nearly as effective as before. A great shooter from across the arc (35%), at the line (79%) and from the field (51.8%), he would be the wing shooter the Buckeyes desperately need if Brice Sensabaugh goes to the NBA. He is familiar with the conference and would bring a veteran presence to a younger cast.

North Carolina transfers Puff Johnson

Why it makes sense

A former top recruit, Johnson didn’t particularly excel during his time at UNC. He has the length that is much needed on this team and is a great slasher with solid overall play. Johnson isn’t afraid to smash the boards and reminds me a bit of Justice Sueing whose place needs to be filled. Currently, it doesn’t look like the Buckeyes have come forward, but these two parties could be a match.

Louisville transfers Kamari Lands

Why it makes sense

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed an issue with transfers here, but I’ll point it out if you haven’t – length. Lands fits into this mold at 6ft, 8in, and he can also stretch the floor. Another former top recruit, he was never able to find his groove with Louisville as they struggled mightily last season. A Native American, he could return closer to home and break into the NBA, which Holtmann has shown he can do for his players. At the moment there is no confirmation that Ohio State has come forward, but that could change.

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