Men's Basketball

Ohio State Center Kaleb Wesson Declares for the NBA Draft

Kaleb Wesson Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State junior center Kaleb Wesson has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft and will hire an agent to help further the process.

Wesson tweeted out his decision, adding a letter addressed to Buckeye Nation.

The full letter is below.

“Once our season was declared over, my family, coaches and I began discussions on what the future held for me. After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to declare for the NBA Draft. I intend to sign with an agent to help with this process.

“I want to first thank the fans who have supported my father, Keith, mother, Stephanie, Andre and me during our playing and academic careers with the Buckeyes. We have been blessed as a family to have been a part of such a great university and storied basketball program.

“Secondly to all my teammates. Thank you for helping and supporting me over my three seasons. What we accomplished together, two NCAA Tournaments, and for sure another had we been able to play this season out to the end. There were so many great moments, huge wins and experiences we had together than I will never forget.

“Last, but not least, to my coaches – Thank  You! You have supported and helped me reach my goals and put my name in the record books as one of the top all-time scorers and rebounders in Ohio State history.”

Buckeye head coach Chris Holtmann also released a statement.

Wesson also declared his intentions to enter the NBA Draft last year, hiring an agent as well. He ultimately decided to return to school and could once again, though the expectation for him to return isn’t nearly as high as it was a year ago.

The 2020 NBA Draft is scheduled for June 25, but that date may or may not end up being moved. The deadline to pull out of the draft is June 15.

Wesson started all 31 games for the Buckeyes this past season, leading the team in scoring (14.0 ppg) and rebounding (9.3 rpg). He also led the team in three-point shooting, connecting on 42.5% of his attempts.

9 Responses

  1. I wish Kaleb the best. He and Andre have been class acts for OSU as has his whole family. However, I will be surprised if he can make it in the NBA. He will have to rely strictly on his 3 point shot as he is not quick enough to score inside. I hope I am wrong.

  2. Wish him the best, but truly believed he needed another year to mature and grow. Believe in the long run, he will regret not staying to play a 4th year at OSU. But as was said earlier, the lure of money is very powerful. Be surprised to see him drafted and likely will play elsewhere. Thanks for 3 good years as a Buckeye.

  3. I will look for him on an NBA court with the same results I get looking for a live NBA game on tv right now.

  4. He should catch on overseas. Congrats on a solid college career.

  5. I wish him all the luck in the world, but he’s just not good enough. He’ll be playing in Europe in a year.

    1. Edward I agree with you 100%. I think he is a good kid and i am totally wrong but he wont get draftedand will play overseas. He will never play in the NBA. He has no footspeed, has no lift off the floor. He was always in foul trouble in college, now its going to be real bad. He wont be able to guard anybody and will have a hard time getting a shot off. I think he is a good rebounder and a good 3 point shooter but it takes him to long to get his shot off. But I do think this is a good move because he will start making some money. The Best of luck to him.

  6. I’ve never seen a person change so much from one year to another. What a dedication to get in super condition for his junior year. Most of the time I didn’t recognized the dude that was running full speed down the court, Kaleb changed his body so much. Thanks for three great years to you, and all the great years put in by the Wessons.

  7. It’s been a pleasure to watch Kaleb grow and develop these past few years. Best of luck, wherever you wind up. GO BUCKS!

  8. Best wishes to Kaleb on his NBA future! Wish we could have seen more of him – and the team – in this year’s NCAA tournament. If all the chips had fallen the right way, they could have made a decent run. But it wasn’t to be. Hopefully Wesson will get a decent draft selection and find a team that can best use his skills.

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