Realistic Expectations for the 2018-2019 Ohio State Basketball Season

Ohio State Basketball: Realistic Expectations For 2018-19

Realistic Expectations for the 2018-2019 Ohio State Basketball Season

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Realistic Expectations for the 2018-2019 Ohio State Basketball Season


Since it’s the eve of the start of Ohio State basketball’s season, it’s only proper to examine the expectations of Ohio State that precede them.


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With the recent transfer of Micah Potter, it leaves questions in fans minds as to how good this year’s team will be. With four freshmen and a lack of height, it will be interesting how this team meshes during the course of the season.

Of course with youth, there are always questions. Turnovers and lack of leadership is something that can be a hindrance when it comes to the terms of success. In the exhibition game, while the team won, OSU still had 22 turnovers, and in the regular season play, you simply cannot expect to win being that charitable.

The core of the team will be the Wesson brothers, C.J. Jackson, Musa Jallow, and Kyle Young. They will be the driving force of the team. As a fan, we hope that talent will break through and be developed with a pot of gold at the end of the Scarlet and Gray rainbow.

You can probably set the expectations right around Ohio State finishing midway through the pack in the Big Ten in 2018-19. Frankly, it would exceed expectations if they were to make it into the field of 68. However, the one thing about young talent is that its hard to evaluate the level of growth we could see through the course of the season.

So take it for what it’s worth, and if you take stock in what opposing coaches say, then maybe we should be encouraged by what UNC-Pembroke head coach Ben Miller said about Ohio State after playing them in an exhibition last week.

It is entirely reasonable though to expect that this year to be one of transition with a look ahead to 2019-20 with a highly touted recruiting class on the way.

Then again, everyone was wrong about this team last year, so yeah …

 

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