Ohio State's E.J. Liddell features on a regional cover of Lindy's annual college basketball preseason magazine.
Ohio State's E.J. Liddell features on a regional cover of Lindy's annual college basketball preseason magazine.

The Ohio State men’s basketball workforce enters the 2021-22 time as a best-20 group according to Lindy’s yearly preseason magazine, but the Buckeyes are not projected to go far in the NCAA Match.

Even though the Buckeyes are picked third in the Huge 10, Lindy’s stops small of projecting a Sweet Sixteen start in coach Chris Holtmann’s fifth year with the system. Athlon Athletics, in its preseason magazine, does forecast a Sweet Sixteen run for the Buckeyes.

“Chris Holtmann’s groups usually outstrip anticipations, so anticipate OSU to be in the Significant 10 title chase,” Lindy’s reads. “The Buckeyes go 9-deep this year ahead of you rely on everything from nearby hero Seth Cities … Eugene Brown III or Jimmy Sotos.”

Major those people hopes is third-yr player E.J. Liddell, the third-leading returning scorer in the league and a preseason initial-group all-Significant 10 pick who turned down a shot at the NBA for one particular additional 12 months of faculty. Liddell functions on the regional address together with Cincinnati’s Jeremiah Davenport, Xavier’s Zach Freemantle and Dayton’s Mustapha Amzil. He’s ranked as the No. 11 player nationally, the Ohio Point out player in the Lindy’s prime 150, and the matter of a slight element titled “Little Major Gentleman a Headache at Any Size” that seems to be at his go to energy forward from centre.