One day after losing out on one of the biggest names in the transfer portal, the Ohio State basketball team landed West Virginia transfer guard Sean McNeil.
The Buckeyes won out over fierce competition. McNeil picked OSU over the likes of Cincinnati, Indiana, Louisville, Texas Tech, and Virginia. He made an appearance in all of the Mountaineers’ 32 games last season, finishing the season averaging double figures (12.2 ppg) as the second-leading scorer. He also logged a whopping 33.6 minutes per contest.
Though McNeil has just one season of eligibility left, the addition of a seasoned veteran in the backcourt could be huge for Ohio State. The Buckeyes lost a ton of talent at guard and desperately need guys that can make an immediate impact.
This is the second player head coach Chris Holtmann and staff have nabbed out of the transfer portal so far. The Buckeyes already got good news when Wright State transfer guard Tanner Holden pledged his commitment earlier this month.
Don’t be surprised if OSU isn’t done making waves in the transfer portal. With so many guys lost to graduation and the NBA, there are still some holes to be filled.
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