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Ohio State sharp shooting forward Deshaun Thomas will forgo his final year of eligibility, and enter the 2013 NBA Draft according to Land Grant Holy Land.
Thomas finished the year as a third-team AP All-American and was named to the Wooden All-American team. Thomas was the Big Ten’s regular season leading scorer and made the announcement on Friday.
“My three years at Ohio State have been the best years of my life,” Thomas said through a release. “I have grown tremendously as an individual and as a basketball player. I intend to return to finish my degree, but I believe that now is the best opportunity to pursue my dream and begin my career as a professional basketball player. I will always be a Buckeye and am blessed to be a part of the Ohio State University family.”
Thomas will leave Columbus as Ohio State’s 9th all time leading scorer with over 1600 points. Most draft pundits see Thomas as a second round guy who can work his way into the first round.
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Today was Student Appreciation Practice at Ohio State — students got the chance to come and see what the Buckeyes football team has to go through each and every day. It was a very eye-opening experience for some, particularly the famous mascot Brutus Buckeye.
Brutus decided he was going to get in on some of the action and take a few snaps, but he found out quickly why he roams...
Ohio State opened practice to the students for the second year in a row Saturday, and the result was a bit of spirit on the outdoor fields at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Fun was had by nearly all -- except, perhaps, by the Ohio State mascot.
Forward Deshaun Thomas will forego his final season of eligibility at Ohio State and will enter the NBA draft.
Thomas finishes his Buckeyes career ninth on the school's all-time scoring list. He averaged 19.8 points and 5.9 rebounds this season as the Buckeyes landed in the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament.
''My three years at Ohio State have been the best...
Ohio State added to their 2014 recruiting class Friday afternoon when they accepted the commitment of Cincinnati Moeller linebacker Sam Hubbard. He is commitment number-six to the class. Scout.com will have quotes from Hubbard coming shortly.
Cincinnati (Ohio) La Salle wide receiver Derek Kief talks about his recent visit to Ohio State.
On Friday afternoon, DeShaun Thomas officially declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft, ending a three year career as an Ohio State Buckeye. In a statement, Thomas said, “My three years at Ohio State have been the best years of my life. I have grown tremendously as an individual and as a basketball player. I intend to return to finish my degree, but I believe that now is the...
Ohio State forward DeShaun Thomas has decided to forego his senior season and enter the NBA Draft this summer.
Per Ohio State, junior forward Deshaun Thomas will forego his senior season and enter the NBA Draft
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) April 5, 2013
Thomas is a 6-foot-7-inch wing who averaged 19.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Buckeyes in 2012-13, playing an integral...
Ohio State hosted two Cass Tech sophomores today, running back Mike Weber and defensive end Joshua Alabi and offered both.
Ohio State added a big piece to their recruiting class with the verbal pledge of Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller athlete Sam Hubbard. FOXSportsNEXT.com Ohio recruiting analyst Dave Berk spotlights Hubbard in this breakdown.
Saturday saw Ohio State invite the students in for practice, and several jumped at the chance to see the Buckeyes up-close and personal. FOXSportsNEXT was on hand to watch the action.
Photos from BSB's Kevin Dye of Ohio State's April 6 Student Appreciation Day.
Though the Ohio State basketball team returns most of the roster that advanced to the this year’s NCAA Tournament Elite Eight, the Buckeyes will be forced to replace perhaps their most key player. Deshaun Thomas, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, has opted to forgo his senior season and declare for the NBA Draft.
For much of the past decade, the annual Scarlet and Gray Game has served as the premier Ohio State recruiting event of the spring practice season, but that option is unavailable to the football program this year with the game being staged in Cincinnati. As a result, the Buckeyes have adjusted their strategy all spring, and today is a big day on campus.