Chris Holtmann previews basketball season, addresses talented transfers on the roster
Chris Holtmann outlined his expectations for Ohio State basketball’s upcoming season.
Ohio State has a promising season ahead with a talented roster. In 2021-2022, the Buckeyes reached the NCAA Tournament and lost in the second round to Villanova. With that tournament loss behind them, Ohio State is looking to get back to the NCAA Tournament for the 5th consecutive time.
In an appearance on 97.1 The Fan, Holtmann discussed the importance of hosting recruits during football games on campus (Via Sports Illustrated):
“It’s a great opportunity to showcase this place,” Holtmann said.
Ohio State has been able to show basketball recruits around the campus and to football games at Ohio Stadium. Another part of his job has been bringing in key transfers.
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The Buckeyes were able to bring in West Virginia transfer Sean McNeil, Wright State transfer Tanner Holden, and Oklahoma State transfer Isaac Likekele. Holtmann believed that all 3 players will make an impact from the transfer portal:
“All three of those guys will help us,” Holtmann said.
Holtmann recognized the importance of the transfer portal and how other national championship teams used the portal to bolster their rosters. With players like Justice Sueing returning from injuries, Ohio State hopes to be healthy for the entirety of the season.
The season opener will be against Robert Morris in Columbus on Monday, Nov. 7.