Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta has been busy stockpiling offers in the classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Along with an offer to 2015 shooting guard Franklin Howard (Washington D.C./Gonzaga College), the veteran coach dipped into the class of 2014 with an offer to small forward Jae’Sean Tate (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central) and another to 2013 shooting guard Kendrick Nunn (Chicago, Ill./Simeon).
Nunn’s name should sound familiar as he is the teammate of Jabari Parker -- the No. 1 ranked player in the ESPN 100. Nunn is ranked 54th.
The 6-foot-1 Nunn averaged 15 points per game last season. He played on the FIBA U-17 squad that won the gold medal for Team USA and has won three high school state championships.
Tate’s name should ring a bell as well, but for different reasons.
The 6-foot-5 Tate is the son of former Buckeye Jermaine Tate, who played two seasons at Ohio State before transferring to Cincinnati.
Ranked 52nd in the ESPN 60, Tate averaged 12 points per game last season and played on the same team as 2012 Michigan commit Caris LeVert.