Bates-Diop to bring versatility to Buckeyes 

November, 18, 2012
Ohio State went into enemy territory and nabbed a power forward who add a lot flexibility to the Buckeyes' roster in two years.

What Keita Bates-Diop (Bloomington, Ill./University) will bring to the Buckeyes shows up beyond the stat sheets as he can spread the floor and cause mismatches virtually everywhere.

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Scott BurgessKeita Bates-Diop, who became the first verbal commitment to Ohio State's 2014 basketball class, has a 7-foot-3 wingspan on a 6-foot-7 frame.
The 6-foot-7 high school junior, who committed to Ohio State on Sunday, is ranked No. 27 in the ESPN 60. With touch around the rim, he uses his height in the low post to rise above defenders and is a marksman as a passer.