D'Angelo Russell to Ohio State: Buckeyes Land 5-Star SG Prospect

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIJune 7, 2013

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It seems that the Ohio State Buckeyes will be getting a very exciting prospect in the 2014 recruiting class.

CBSSports.com's Jeff Borzello broke the news that D’Angelo Russell committed to the Buckeyes.

According to 247Sports.com, Russell is ranked No. 20 in composite rankings for recruits.

At 6’4’’ and 180 pounds, Russell has decent size and length as a shooting guard.  He has explosive athleticism and can finish at the rim with ease.  He can distribute the ball and run the offense with his impressive ball-handling skills.  He’s an overall exciting player to watch at the shooting guard position, despite only currently being a junior at Montverde Academy.

Russell will join other commits in Keita Bates-Diop, Jae’Sean Tate and Dave Bell in the 2014 recruiting class for the Buckeyes and head coach Thad Matta.  With Aaron Craft graduating after the 2013-2014 season and Deshaun Thomas already gone, the Buckeyes are going to need some guys that can run the offense and score.

With the Big Ten arguably being the most competitive conference in college basketball at the moment, schools need to constantly bring in big-name recruits in order to remain competitive.  The Buckeyes look to be doing just that in 2014.

It may be a bit before we finally see Russell in a Buckeyes jersey, but he has all of the tools to become a superstar in the Big Ten.  He will certainly be a fun guy to watch at Ohio State, and it will be interesting to see how he does against a high level of competition in the conference.