COLUMBUS — Ohio State basketball had its own recruit excitement in the midst of football season, but it’s been settled.
Taison Chatman has committed to the Buckeyes.
The 6-foot-3, 170-pound four-star Totino-Grace (Minneapolis, Minnesota) guard chose Ohio State over Kansas, Xavier, UConn and others.
Chatman is the No. 1 rated player in Minnesota, No. 7 shooting guard and a top 50 overall prospect according to the On3 Consensus Rankings.
His commitment comes on the heels of former Ohio State commit George Washington III’s decommitment from the program on Sept. 5. Washington was the first 2023 commit for Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann.
Chatman took an official visit to Ohio State on Sept. 3 and was one of the dozens of recruits — regardless of sport — in Ohio Stadium. The newest Buckeye was seen taking in the sights and sounds with fellow classmate Scotty Middleton.
According to On3 National Basketball Recruiting Analyst Jamie Shaw, the Buckeyes have long been the front runner to land Chatman’s pledge.
In terms of what he brings to the court? He’ll gel just fine in Holtmann’s system. Chatman has a high basketball IQ and displays elite court vision. His On3 scouting report goes a little more in-depth on what kind of player Chatman really is.
Taison Chatman has a basketball frame with good size and nice length. What stands out the most in his game is his ability to play in the pick and roll. He can make all the reads and does so with a never rushed pace. The motor can get hot and cold, and there are times when he looks disengaged. Chatman has deep range, and he is comfortable off the bounce or off the catch. He is an intriguing 2/1 combo guard who can play off the ball or initiate in certain offensive sets.Taison Chatman scouting report via On3.