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Ohio State basketball season preview

The Ohio State men’s basketball team, Team 124, is gearing up for the 2022-23 season and is full of new faces.

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All six freshmen are standing in the back row — can you spot them? | Photo by @ohiostatehoops

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Before the OSU men’s basketball exhibition game on Tues., Nov. 1, let’s meet the new faces on Team 124. 🏀

Freshmen

  • Brice Sensabaugh is a 6'6", 235-lb four-star forward from Orlando. He was Florida’s Gatorade Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball as a senior, averaging 25.1 points per game.
  • Roddy Gayle Jr. was ranked the No. 41 prospect and the No. 2 shooting guard in his recruiting class by 247Sports.
  • Felix Okpara is a 6’11”, four-star recruit with a strong shot-blocking ability. Felix is from Nigeria and moved to the US in 2018.
  • Bruce Thornton is a four-star recruit and No. 8 ranked point guard by 247Sports. He was Georgia’s Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior, averaging 17.2 points per game.
  • Colby Baumann is a walk-on guard who played at IMG Academy in Florida for his senior year and a post-graduate year.
  • Bowen Hardman is a three-star recruit guard from Cincinnati who earned honorable mention All-Ohio honors during his junior season.

Transfers

  • Tanner Holden is a senior transfer from Wright State where he played three seasons and notched 13 double-doubles. Last season, he averaged 20.1 points per game with 723 total points, which was the sixth-most in the nation.
  • Owen Spencer is a junior walk-on transfer from Citadel where he played in 23 games as a forward with a total of 20 points and 41 rebounds.
  • Isaac Likekele is a graduate transfer from Oklahoma State and was the first player in school history to have more than 1,000 points, 600 rebounds, and 400 assists.
  • Sean McNeil is a graduate transfer guard from West Virginia where he averaged 12.2 points per game over the last two seasons.

Returners

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