The Ohio State Buckeyes got some exciting news recently as forward Kaleb Wesson announced he would be returning to the program for another season. Wesson was the key piece for last year’s squad and fans had hoped he would do so again. And now, that appears to be the case as Wesson announced he would be back for another go in Columbus.
Kaleb Wesson withdrew his name from NBA Draft consideration and will return to Ohio State for his junior season. https://t.co/EUxQr8ZVdZ— Eleven Warriors (@11W) May 28, 2019
Although Wesson averaged 14.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, his stats alone don’t accurately describe his impact for the Buckeyes last season. He was the key piece offensively and the team fell off a cliff when he went out with injury during league play. Without Wesson, there’s a strong argument to be made that Ohio State would have missed the NCAA Tournament altogether.
Next year’s Buckeye squad will look much different than last season’s group, but there’s little debating that Wesson will form the team’s core. The biggest difference will be that the young big man should have more help around him this time around.
Obviously, fans are hoping that Wesson’s return means the Buckeyes pull through in more of the team’s biggest games. He was the leader last season and a better supporting cast should equate to an even better product. We’ll have to wait and see how good the team ends up being, but Ohio State fans certainly have to be happy with this news breaking.