Big Ten final recruiting grades
The Big Ten has arguably been the class of college basketball the past two seasons, and it is receiving another high-quality infusion of talent. With Maryland and Rutgers joining the conference next season, here are the final grades for the 14 teams in the conference.
Ohio State's biggest deficiency last season was the ability to put the ball in the basket. They definitely addressed that with this class. The stud is D'Angelo Russell, a multi-skilled wing who can certainly score. He could step right into the starting lineup. Keita Bates-Diop is a versatile forward who is best suited for the 4 in Buckeyes coach Thad Matta's system but can also play the 3. His skill set is similar to that of LaQuinton Ross and Marc Loving. Jae'Sean Tate is a super-tough and super-athletic wing who will force his way into the playing rotation. He is the ultimate effort player. David Bell is a long and skilled post player who is probably headed for a redshirt. He is talented but raw. Transfer Anthony Lee should also be a huge help after averaging double figures for Temple last season.
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