CJ Stroud looks like he needs to arrange a basketball sport between Ohio State football and the Buckeyes’ males’s basketball group.
“I truthfully assume that if we performed like football vs. our basketball group, it could be shut,” the Ohio State quarterback mentioned at Big Ten media days Wednesday. “I believe we might win.”
Starting by speaking in regards to the toughness of his offensive line heading into the 2022 season, speaking in regards to the growth of gamers like Paris Johnson Jr. and Donovan Jackson, Stroud turned his focus to Dawand Jones: the Buckeyes’ projected starter at proper deal with heading into the 2022 season opener.
Jones, a 6-foot-8, 350-pound offensive lineman out of Indianapolis, is a participant the Ohio State quarterback continues to be floored by.
“I like Dawand, man. He’s the largest child you will know, however he is an incredible dude. One of the very best athletes I’ve ever met in my life,” Stroud mentioned. “He might play basketball, however his capability, his footwork and his capability to make use of his measurement not towards him, however for him, it has been superb simply to see the legal guidelines of gravity, you realize what I imply?”
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Stroud referred to as Jones the “most polished basketball participant” on the Ohio State football group, averaging 17 factors and 9 rebounds per sport at Ben Davis High School and incomes a number of Division 1 gives.
Who could be on CJ Stroud’s basketball group?
The Ohio State quarterback referred to as himself the very best shooter, however started to fill out his beginning basketball roster.
“The finest basketball throughout? I might say Cade Stover or Josh Proctor, however I can play with these boys,” Stroud mentioned. “They will inform you that.”
Stroud mentioned that being a multi-sport athlete is useful, saying he makes use of a number of the actions that he used on the basketball courtroom on the football subject at quarterback.
But Jones shouldn’t be the one participant on Ohio State’s roster that has a big basketball background.
Defensive finish JT Tuimoloau performed guard, ahead and middle for Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, Washington, averaging 11.1 factors per sport, whereas ending his pandemic-shortened senior season with 18 factors per sport.
Incoming Ohio State security Sonny Styles helped Pickerington Central High School to a state title final season on the basketball courtroom, beginning with Devin Royal, who’s a significant goal for the Ohio State males’s basketball group within the 2023 class.
While Stroud did not get a sport set between Ohio State football and Ohio State males’s basketball, he did shout out considered one of his mates on Chris Holtmann’s group earlier than he moved on.
“Shout out to my boy Justice (Sueing) by the best way,” Stroud mentioned.