Buckeyes Hoops Keep it in State


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Chris Holtmann has had some question marks so far in his tenure at Ohio State. Some fans even had him going into the 2021 season on the hot seat, but a good season last year and two players getting drafted off of the team have answered many of the questions left in fans minds. Holtmann signed a new three-year contract in May and has earned the approval of Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith, who has claimed to be very optimistic about the future of the basketball program under Holtmann.


The only question left was could he recruit high school prospects? This was just answered as the 2023 Buckeye Basketball class now features two ESPN Top-100 players in the nation and three of the top five in the state of Ohio after Devin Royal's commitment on Wednesday. Chris Holtmann has been committed to in-state recruiting as the entire 2023 class is made up of local Ohio products so far. Three players from the Buckeye state have committed to the 614, and two more from in-state are favored to commit in Dailyn Swain and Lawrent Rice. Ohio State is also in the running for out of state prospects Scotty Middleton, Taison Chatman, and Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn. Holtmann's 2023 class is now Top 5 in the nation after Royal's commitment.


Below is the current 2023 Ohio State Basketball Class as of August 3rd.