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Ohio State Hoops Related College Basketball Players Transfer Portal

It’s the new norm in college basketball, and it especially seems to be the norm for Ohio State over the past few seasons. The transfer portal – the gift that continues, uh – gives, I guess.

It used to be that roster building was all about recruiting guys and then either keeping them for a few years or turning them into a single prospect. Sure, you could add a guy once in a while as a grad transfer, but that was rare.

Now, with the brave new world of players jumping through the transfer portal left and right, you need an org chart, a protractor, and some pixie dust to do secondary recruiting to keep a guy or go get one out of the portal.

That appears to be the case for OSU hoops this offseason. The Buckeyes have already tapped former Wright State guard Tanner Holden to join the Scarlet and Gray, and the program has been linked with several others. We’re sure there are some names we don’t know, but thanks to the Columbus Dispatch, here are all the ones we’ve heard of so far.

We follow this route in alphabetical order.

March 17, 2022; Portland, Oregon; Akron Zips forward Ali Ali (24) heads for the basket against UCLA Bruins guard Jaime Jaquez Jr. (24) in the first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at Moda Center. Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Player Biography

Last year eligibility: Second year
Statistics from last year: 13.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists per game
Size weight: 6 feet, 8 inches / 196 pounds
Hometown: Kendallville, Indiana

March 10, 2021; Greenboro; North Carolina State Wolfpack forward Manny Bates (15) and Syracuse Orange forward Marek Dolezaj (21) battle for a rebound during the second half of the second round of the 2021 ACC Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum. The Syracuse Orange won 89-68. Nell Redmond – USA TODAY Sports

Player Biography

Last year eligibility: Junior
Statistics from last year: N/A – Missed all season with a shoulder injury (nearly 10 points and 2.7 blocks per game in 2020-21)
Size weight: 6 feet, 11 inches / 230 pounds
Hometown: Fayetteville, North Carolina

February 19, 2022; Morgantown; West Virginia Mountaineers forward Jalen Bridges (11) celebrates after a first half three point shot against the Kansas Jayhawks at the WVU Coliseum. Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Player Biography

Last year eligibility: Second year
Statistics from last year: 8.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game, 42.8 FG%
Size weight: 6 feet, 7 inches / 225 pounds
Hometown: Fairmont, West Virginia

Colgate guard Nelly Cummings (0) drives past Wisconsin guard Brad Davison (34) during the first half of the first round of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Friday at Fiserv Forum. Sports Network USA TODAY

Player Biography

Last year eligibility: Senior
Statistics from last year: 14.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists per game
Size weight: 6 feet / 180 pounds
Hometown: Midland, Pennsylvania

Ohio State basketball lands explosive custody transfer from Wright State

March 16, 2022; Dayton, Ohio; Wright State Raiders guard Tanner Holden (2) reacts to the Bryant University Bulldogs’ loss at University of Dayton Arena. Rick Osentoski – USA TODAY Sports

Player Biography

Last year eligibility: Junior
Statistics from last year: 20.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists per game
Size weight: 6 feet, 6 inches / 185 pounds
Hometown: Wheelersburg, Ohio

March 3, 2022; Seattle, Washington; Oregon Ducks center Franck Kepnang (22) battles Washington Huskies forward Nate Roberts (1) at the Alaska Airlines Arena in the Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Stephen Brashear – USA TODAY Sports

Player Biography

Last year eligibility: Second year
Statistics from last year: 4.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.0 blocks per game
Size weight: 6 feet, 11 inches / 225 pounds
Hometown: Yaounde, Cameroon

March 9, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri; West Virginia Mountaineers guard Sean McNeil (22) attempts a free throw in the second half against the Kansas State Wildcats at T-Mobile Center. Amy Kontras – USA TODAY Sports

Player Biography

Last year eligibility: Senior
Statistics from last year: 12.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists per game
Size weight: 6 feet, 3 inches / 205 pounds
Hometown: Union, Kemtucky

January 27, 2022; Memphis, TN; East Carolina Pirates guard Tristen Newton (2) heads for the basket as Memphis Tigers center Malcolm Dandridge (23) defends during the second half at FedExForum. Peter Thomas – USA TODAY Sports

Player Biography

Last year eligibility: Second year
Statistics from last year: 17.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists per game
Size weight: 6 feet, 5 inches / 190 pounds
Hometown: El Paso, TX

March 9, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri; Kansas State Wildcats goaltender Nijel Pack (24) takes the ball downfield in the second half against the West Virginia Mountaineers at T-Mobile Center. William Purnell – USA TODAY Sports

Player Biography

Last year eligibility: Second year
Statistics from last year: 17.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists per game
Size weight: 6 feet / 180 pounds
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

Bellarmine’s Dylan Penn (13) battles Jacksonville’s Bryce Workman (5) during the ASUN Championship game in Louisville, Kentucky on March 8, 2022. USA TODAY Sports Network

Player Biography

Last year eligibility: Senior
Statistics from last year: 16.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists per game
Size weight: 6 feet, 3 inches / 190 pounds
Hometown: Evansville, Indiana

Ohio State basketball falls hard against Indiana on Thursday night

January 6, 2022; Bloomington; Indiana Hoosiers guard Rob Phinisee (1) shoots the ball as Ohio State Buckeyes forward EJ Liddell (32) defends in the first half at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Trevor Ruszkowski – USA TODAY Sports

Player Biography

Last year eligibility: Junior
Statistics from last year: 4.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists per game
Size weight: 6 feet, 1 inch / 187 pounds
Hometown: La Fayette, Indiana

March 4, 2022; Saint Louis; Illinois State Redbirds guard Antonio Reeves (12) heads for the basket against the Northern Iowa Panthers during the second half of the quarterfinal round of the Conference Tournament Missouri Valley at the Enterprise Center. Jeff Curry – USA TODAY Sports

Player Biography

Last year eligibility: Junior
Statistics from last year: 20.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists per game
Size weight: 6 feet, 6 inches / 185 pounds
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

Belmont guard Will Richard (4) drives past Vanderbilt guard Jamaine Mann (23) during the second half of a first round NIT basketball game at Memorial Gymnasium on Tuesday March 15, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee . Sports Network USA TODAY

Player Biography

Last year eligibility: First-year student
Statistics from last year: 12.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists per game
Size weight: 6 feet, 5 inches / 195 pounds
Hometown: Fairburn, Georgia

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