Could These Players Come Back to the Schott for College Ball?

There were five players that 247sports identified as being of potential interest to Ohio State playing in the Final Four at the Schottenstein Center this weekend.

Here we take a look at how they performed...

Chris Livingston, Akron Buchtel shooting guard, class of 2022:

Trotwood-Madison blitzed Akron Buchtel with a high-tempo offensive attack and won 102-72 in the semis. Livingston's contribution in the loss was limited somewhat by fouls. (He ended the game with four.) Still he had 13 points on 4-for-7 shooting in 19 minutes of play. He was 2 for 5 from behind the arc, and he was 3 for 4 from the charity stripe with 3 rebounds, 2 assists, a block and 4 turnovers.

Kalen Etzler, Convoy Crestview power forward, class of 2021:

In their first game, the 6'8" sophomore was overshadowed by his brother, Javin, and his 25 points. Kalen scored just 7, making 1 shot on his 7 tries, but was effective from the free throw line, where he was 5 for 6. He had 5 boards, 2 assists, a block, a steal, and 2 turnovers in a 59-49 victory over Richmond Heights.

The next night, his impact was felt a little more, helping to deliver Crestview the title with his 14 points, scored on 6-for-10 shooting, 6 rebounds, an assist, a block, and a steal. The Knights beat Berlin Hiland 58-38.

Grant Huffman, Lakewood St. Edward shooting guard, class of 2020:

Huffman and his teammates had the unenviable task of trying to be the first team this season to knock off Archbishop Moeller. While they came up short, 72-52, Huffman scored 15 points, going 6 of 14 from the field, 1 for 3 from deep. He had 3 rebounds, an assist, a turnover, and a steal.

Moeller would go on to finish their year 29-0, the first team to go undefeated since Zanesville in 1995.

Ben Roderick, Olentangy Liberty strong forward, class of 2019:

Roderick scored 13 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, but his team's rally ultimately came up short, 58-49 against Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary. Roderick scored his 25 by going 10 for 19 from the field. He made one 3-point basket on his 6 tries, to go along with 9 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 turnovers. He was the only player from either team in the semifinal game to play every minute of the contest.

Seth Wilson, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary combo guard, class of 2021:

Wilson had just 2 points on free throws on an otherwise off-target night in the semis. He did make his presence felt in a 58-49 win over Olentangy Liberty, certainly not with his 0-for-8 shooting, but through a team-leading 8 boards and (also team-leading) 4 assists. Considering the Irish had 7 assists total, that latter number is perhaps more significant than you might think.

He was much more productive scoring the basketball in a 52-44 loss to Moeller in the championship. He paced his club with 19, making 8 of his 18 attempts. He was 3 for 10 from three-point territory. Along with all that, he had 3 rebounds, a steal and 3 turnovers.