Men's Basketball Recruiting

Buckeyes Make Cut for Top 35 Wing Samuell Williamson

Samuell Williamson Ohio State Basketball Buckeyes

High 4-star wing Samuell Williamson released his final Top 10 on Saturday and the Buckeyes made the cut. Joining Ohio State were Kansas, Baylor, Texas Tech, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Louisville, SMU, and Texas.

Williamson released his top grouping via Twitter.

Williamson (6-6 180) is from Rockwall High School in Rockwall, Texas, which is the same school that produced 2015 Ohio State signee Austin Grandstaff.

Ranked the No. 35 player in the 2019 class by Rivals, Williamson is seen as the No. 51 player overall in the 247Sports Composite and the No. 13 small forward.

As it stands now, Kansas owns all seven Crystal Ball predictions for Williamson, who visited OSU unofficially on June 30.

Ohio State’s 2019 class now stands at two commitments, but is ranked No. 3 in the nation and is also the top class in the Big Ten. They have room for one more commitment, and given the talent they have already landed, head coach Chris Holtmann can afford to be a little picky.

Five-star point guard D.J. Carton (No. 22 overall) committed to the Buckeyes three weeks ago and small forward Alonzo Gaffney (No. 31 overall) committed back in April.

Carton, the No. 3 point guard overall, chose the Buckeyes over Michigan, and is expected to make an immediate impact in the 2019-2020 season for Ohio State.

While Holtmann had to go to Iowa to get Carton, he only had to go up I-71 to get Alonzo Gaffney (6-9 190) out of Garfield Heights in Cleveland. Gaffney is the No. 7 small forward in the class and has perimeter skills to go with his height and length.

[Samuell Williamson photo courtesy]