The Ohio State men’s Basketball team seems to be on a roll with 20-7 record and 10-4 in the Big Ten. They have two tough road games ahead of them (Michigan St. and Purdue) as they look to win the Big Ten conference and hopefully receive a number one seed in the Big Ten tournament. The hot hands of Evan Turner and sharp shooting from William Buford are key if the Bucks plan on winning their conference and or the tourney.
With March Madness just around the corner the Buckeyes have a very young team with little recent success in the NCAA tournament. Without a single starting senior, head Coach Thad Matta hopes to keep his team leader, Evan Turner, for another year. With the likely hood that sophomore William Buford will return next year, if the Bucks can keep Turner from entering the NBA draft, I would bet money RIGHT NOW that that Bucks will win a National Championship next year.
Why so sure? Not only will Evan Turner be the best college basketball player next year, without a doubt, with the help from Buford and Deibler PLUS the talent the Bucks are bringing in next year from recruiting, Ohio State would have the best college basketball team in the country.
When the name Sullinger comes up most Buckeye fans think of past Ohio State guard JJ Sullinger. Well next year when that name comes up hopefully Buckeye fans think of the dominating center Jared Sullinger. Already Ohio State has the number one basketball recruiting class in the country. With commits from five stars Jared Sullinger, and Deshaun Thomas the 2010 Buckeye basketball recruiting class is said to be just as good, if not better, than the 2006 class (Greg Oden, Mike Conley, Daequan Cook class).
Along with these two five stars, Jared brings two teammates J.D. Weatherspoon (three star) and Jordan Sibert (four star). With their experience together as teammates hopefully the class of 2010 can make an impact next year in the Shot.
If Matta manages to keep Turner for another year along with Buford the Bucks have a real shot at bringing home a conference title along with a National Title.