May 21, 2022

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West Virginia transfer guard Sean McNeil commits to Ohio

Ohio gets some help in the backcountry with its transfer gate.

The Buckeyes got a slight boost on Sunday afternoon, as West Virginia transfer guard Sean McNeil, Ohio State, committed, he announced on Twitter Sunday afternoon.

McNeil chooses Ohio over Cincinnati, Louisville, Indiana, Texas Tech, and Virginia. After three seasons with the Mountaineers, two seasons of eligibility remained at Ohio State.

McNeill file

  • year: Big
  • measuring: 6 feet – 210 pounds
  • POS: Protect
  • the school: West Virginia
  • statistics: 12.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists per game last season

McNeil appeared in all of West Virginia’s 32 games during the 2021-22 season and finished the season second to the team scoring 12.2 points per game while the top team hit 36.8 percent from three-pointers.

McNeil’s addition is the second offseason transfer gateway transfer for Chris Holtman and Company, who signed Wright State transfer guard Tanner Holden earlier this month. Holden averaged 20.1 points per game for the Raiders and led the Wright State to its first-ever NCAA Championship win before the school change was announced.

Ohio State on Saturday lost to coveted transfer guard Nigel Buck, like former Kansas State Wildcat Choose Miami in place of the Buckeyes, among others, but McNeil’s subsequent addition helps meet an obvious need in a Buckeye backcountry who has lost a lot of talent in recent weeks.

Gary Wheeler, Cedric Russell and Jimmy Sotos all exhausted their eligibility this past season, Branham’s owners announced the NBA draft, and Mitchie Johnson and Justin Arens entered the off-season transfer window.

Ohio State will also welcome incoming freshmen Bruce Thornton, Rudy Gale and Bowen Hardman to the sentry positions, but now with McNeil and Holden, the Buckeyes has veteran backcountry experience that should make sense as the Crimson and Gray continue to retool the 2022-23 campaign.

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