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Trevor Thompson Transfers From Virginia Tech To Ohio State

Trevor Thompson will transfer from Virginia Tech to Ohio State.

Thompson was also pursued by Indiana, Purdue and Butler.

"I love the academics, the fans, my new teammates and the coaching staff," Thompson said. "It was the perfect fit."

Thompson averaged 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds per game as a freshman. Thompson will sit out next season, but he could request a waiver from the NCAA due to his father's medical condition.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Anthony Lee To Transfer To Ohio State

Anthony Lee will transfer from Temple to Ohio State.

Lee will be able to play immediate as a graduate transfer.

Lee averaged 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game for Temple last season.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

LaQuinton Ross Leaves Ohio State For NBA Draft

LaQuinton Ross will leave Ohio State to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Ross averaged 15.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game as a junior.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Nik Stauskas Headlines Big Ten Awards

Nik Stauskas has been named Big Ten Player of the Year by both the coaches and media for the 13-14 season.

Stauskas was joined on the All-Big Ten First Team by Gary Harris, Frank Kaminsky, Roy Devyn Marble and Terran Petteway.

On the All-Big Ten Second Team are Sam Dekker, Yogi Ferrell, Caris LeVert, D.J. Newbill and Adreian Payne.

On the All-Big Ten Third Team are Aaron Craft, Tim Frazier, LaQuinton Ross, Noah Vonleh and Aaron White.

Vonleh was also named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, while Craft won Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Myles Turner To Take Official Visits To Ohio State, Ok. St. Kansas, Duke, Texas

Myles Turner will take official visits to Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Duke and Texas.

Turner is rated as the second best prospect in the incoming class of 2014.

Turner is an athletic, 6-11 center out of Texas.

Turner has also had SMU as a 'dark horse'.

Via Reggie Rankin/ESPN

LeBron Says He Would Have Played At Ohio State If He Attended College

LeBron James led the Ohio State football team into the pep rally on Saturday and Urban Meyer introduced the Miami Heat's star to mostly cheers.

Speaking to students at the rally, James said he would have played at Ohio State University if he decided to play one season of college basketball instead of entering the NBA straight out of high school in 2003.

"I promise, I say this all the time -- if I had one year of college, I would have ended up here," James said. "No matter where I go in the world, no matter where it is, I will always rock Ohio State colors."

Earlier this month, Ohio State unveiled a special locker dedicated to James inside the Schottenstein Center, where the basketball team plays its home games.

Via Zack Meisel/Cleveland Plain Dealer

LeBron Gets Locker At Ohio State Practice Facility

LeBron James was given a locker at Ohio State’s new practice facility.

James agreed to outfit the team with his Nike line of apparel in 2007.

“We always want to pay our respects to him for what he did for us in '07 in terms of we were the first LeBron school,” Thad Matta said. “And obviously we get tremendous product from him, and I know he's very proud of what he does for us.”

Matta admitted to the recruiting benefits of being associated with James.

“There's no question about it,” Matta said. “I've always said if I could have coached him I would have been a lot better coach early on. He's very proud of what we've done and just in terms of his name and being from Ohio and the fact we wear his gear, that's important for us.”

Via Doug Lesmerises/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio State Gets Pledge From Mickey Mitchell

Ohio State picked up a commitment from Mickey Mitchell.

Mitchell, a 6-foot-8, 245-pound small forward, is ranked as the No. 15 player in his class by Scout and No. 31 by ESPN.

The Buckeyes have two pledges for the class of 2015.

Via Doug Lesmerises/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Goodluck Okonoboh Narrows List To Duke, Indiana, Ohio State, Florida

Goodluck Okonoboh has trimmed his list to five schools — Indiana, Duke, Florida, Ohio State and UNLV. 

The 6-foot-9, 220-pound Okonoboh often draws comparisons to Nerlens Noel.

Okonoboh is a top-40 player in the 2014 class.

Via Taylor Bern/Las Vegas Sun

Okafor, Jones To Make Visits Together To Baylor, Kansas, Duke

Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones are widely expected to choose the same school.

Both players have included Baylor, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State and Ohio State on their lists.

Okafor and Jones will make official visits together to Baylor on Aug. 30, Kansas on Oct. 18 and Duke on Oct. 25. Okafor will visit Kentucky on Sept. 9 and Arizona on Oct. 11 without Jones. Okafor will also make unofficial visits to Illinois, Michigan State and Ohio State.

Okafor would like to make a decision in November, but his father said that is not set in stone.

Duke is rumored to be the frontrunner, which Okafor's father says his unfortunate.

"It's disappointing. It's taking the fun out of the process for the two boys," Okafor's father, Chukwudi Okafor, said by phone. "That's a shame. Let the kids go through the process. I just want them to enjoy it, not the media, not Twitter, not the coaches, not the AAU coaches. Those kids are highly intelligent. They know what to do. Let it play out, and I think the world is in for something special."

Via Scott Powers/ESPN

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Myles Turner Reduces List To Eight Schools

Myles Turner is considering Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Arizona, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Texas.
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