Ohio State 2018 Signing Class

2018 Ohio State Signing Class

2018 Signing Class

Chris Holtmann signed four players in a 2018
recruiting class that ranked No. 22 in the
nation and No. 6 in the Big Ten.

SG Luther Muhammad
F Jaedon LeDee
CG Duane Washington
SF Justin Ahrens

Luther Muhammad

Shooting Guard
6-4 185
★★★★
No. 14 Position Rank
No. 77 National Rank

15.8 points, 3.2 boards 3.1 assists and 2.1 steals per game as a
junior

Shot 50.6 percent from the field and 85 percent from the free throw line

Coach Chris Holtmann“Luther is a young man who we have known for over a year and a half. From the first days on the job here for us, he was a major recruiting priority. He brings versatility, toughness, high-level competitiveness and an elite defensive mindset. Luther can make shots, make plays with the ball in his hands for others and defend all three perimeter positions. He plays with an edge and his competiveness is contagious. He also is an outstanding teammate. We expect Luther to have an immediate impact and continue to improve as he adjusts to the pace of this level as a freshman. Luther comes from a terrific program and has been coached very well. We are excited to add Luther and his terrific family to the Buckeye family.”

Jaedon LeDee Ohio State Basketball

Jaedon LeDee

Forward
6-9 230
Houston, Texas
The Kinkaid School
★★★★
No. 24 Position Rank
No. 92 National Rank

15.2 points and 8.0 rebounds per game for Texas Pro in the Adidas Gauntlet Series

20.0 points and 10.0 rebounds as a junior

Jaedon LeDee Ohio State Basketball

Coach Chris Holtmann“Jae got the ball rolling with this 2018 class after taking an official visit here and committing shortly thereafter. Obviously, we knew we were going to have a need for a forward and Jae is a young man we identified as soon as we were hired in June. We are really excited about him! He is a very good rebounder, has a great nose for the ball, is physically ready and has versatility. He can score with his back to the basket as well as step out on the perimeter, which is a requirement in today’s game for guys his size. As with most bigger guys, we believe his best days are ahead of him as his game continue to grow and he adjust to the college pace. Jae comes from an outstanding family and has been coached well. We’re very excited to add them to the Buckeye family.”

Duane Washington

Combo Guard
6-3 190
Chatsworth, Calif.
Sierra Canyon High School
★★★
No. 15 Position Rank
No. 198 National Rank

Played first three years of high school basketball at Grand Rapids Christian in Michigan

13.1 ppg and 4.5 apg as junior

Coach Chris Holtmann“Duane is an outstanding shooter with excellent versatility because of his scoring ability, playmaking and size. He has really good feel for the game and brings a confidence and charisma as a player and teammate. He grew up in Big Ten country and understands the demands of playing at this level. Duane is young for his class and we are very excited about his immediate impact on our program. We obviously have had a significant need to add guard play and Duane was someone we identified as a major priority as soon as we saw him. He had an outstanding July! He comes from a terrific program. We are excited to add Duane and his outstanding family to our Buckeye family.”

Justin Ahrens

Small Forward
6-5 181
Versailles, Ohio
Versailles High School
★★★
No. 52 Position Rank
No. 240 National Rank

-2017 Ohio Division III Co-Player of the Year

23.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists as a junior

22.7 points per contest as a sophomore

Coach Chris Holtmann“Justin is a versatile and skilled wing guard who has a terrific feel for the game. He can really shoot the ball and is a deceptive athlete. We are very excited about him! As soon as we were able to spend some time getting to know Justin he became a major priority because of the impact we felt he could have in our program. We watched nearly all of his July games and I love his approach as a player and teammate. Being from just down the road in Ohio, Justin understands and has a great appreciation for this place. We think Justin’s versatility, shooting, IQ and feel will be really important for our program moving forward. Justin has been very well coached and he has a terrific support system with his family. We’re so excited to add them to our Buckeye family.”