Men's Basketball

2018 Top 100 Forward Jaedon LeDee Commits to Ohio State

Jaedon LeDee Ohio State Basketball

Once again, the Ohio State Buckeyes have a 2018 verbal commitment in their midst, as 4-star forward Jaedon LeDee committed to OSU on Tuesday.

LeDee announced his commitment via Twitter.

A 6-foot-7 230-pound combo forward from Houston, LeDee chose Ohio State over offers from Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and many others. The offers from the blue bloods came fairly early in LeDee’s high school career, however.

LeDee visited the Buckeyes nearly two weeks ago and obviously saw enough to make his decision. He is ranked as a Top 100 prospect by both ESPN and 247Sports. 247Sports has him as their No. 18 small forward in the nation. He is rated as the No. 5 overall prospect in the state of Texas.

Based on size and skill set, LeDee has been lumped into the ‘tweener category. He has some perimeter skills, but not enough yet to live out there. He has ability in the paint, but maybe not enough to survive as a post player in college. He could become a versatile baseline player who also possesses the ability to score off the dribble. His high school career began with him looking like a guard, so he has grown up handling the basketball.

LeDee can shoot from distance, but he doesn’t always look comfortable doing so. He can finish around the basket, and occasionally above it. He has a good feel for where the rim is, but will need to play bigger in college.

Ohio State and Chris Holtmann now have one verbal commitment in the 2018 class.

The Buckeyes also hosted high 4-star point guard Elijah Weaver (Oldsmar, FL) when they hosted LeDee. Weaver is the No. 8 point guard in the nation per the 247Sports Composite and the No. 36 player overall. He would be a huge score for Ohio State should he ultimately choose the Buckeyes.

[Jaedon LeDee photo courtesy of Adidas.]

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