The Ohio State men’s basketball team is at full capacity for the 2022-23 season.
Unlike last season, when teams could exceed scholarship limits in order to honor the extra year afforded to all players who participated in the 2020-21 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, NCAA men’s college basketball teams are back to 13 allowable scholarship players for the upcoming season.
Entering his sixth season with the program, Buckeyes coach Chris Holtmann will fill each spot with a mix of old and young and a lot of new faces. Only five of the 15 players return from last season, and of those five only two played more than two games last season. A five-man freshman class ranked No. 6 nationally and tops in the Big Ten by 247Sports.com will join with a three-man transfer class to bring eight new faces to the program.
It’s a lot of change. With that in mind, here’s what the 2022-23 Ohio State men’s basketball roster looks like.
Seventh year seniors (1)
Seth Towns, forward (four years at Harvard including both a redshirt and medical redshirt year, two years at Ohio State)
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Sixth year seniors (1)
Justice Sueing, forward (two years at California, three years at Ohio State including a sit-out transfer year)
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Fifth year seniors (2)
Isaac Likekele, guard/forward (four years at Oklahoma State, final year of eligibility)
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Sean McNeil, guard (one year at Dayton Sinclair Community College, three years at West Virginia, final year of eligibility)
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Fourth year seniors (1)
Tanner Holden, wing (three years at Wright State, two years of eligibility remaining)
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Third year players
Gene Brown III, guard/forward (two years of eligibility remaining)
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Zed Key, center (two years of eligibility remaining
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Red shirt freshmen (1)
Kalen Etzler, forward (four years of eligibility remaining)
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First year players (5)
Roddy Gayle Jr, guard (four years of eligibility remaining)
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Bowen Hardman, guard (four years of eligibility remaining)
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Felix Okpara, center (four years of eligibility remaining)
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Brice Sensabaugh, forward (four years of eligibility remaining)
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Bruce Thornton, guard (four years of eligibility remaining)
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