Ohio State’s 2017 recruiting class is already pulling in high honors, before even stepping onto the hardwood in Columbus.
On Monday morning, Kaleb Wesson, the Buckeyes’ top 2017 recruit and a 4-star prospect per 247Sports, was named the Gatorade Ohio Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
Kaleb Wesson – OHIO GATORADE PLAYER OF THE YEAR!
? 2017 Awards so Far ?
OCC Player of the Year (POY)
District 10 POY
Central District POY pic.twitter.com/9QPAkxEJfC
— Westerville South (@SouthBasketball) March 20, 2017
The Westerville South star is the No. 2 recruit in the state of Ohio and the No. 6 center in the country, according to 247Sports.
He averaged 22 points, 12 boards and 3 assists per game in his senior season, shooting 70.3 percent from inside the 3-point line. He also took his team to the district semifinals, was a first-team All-State selection and plays on the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team.
The 6-foot-9, 290-pound Wesson also had offers from Iowa and Xavier. Awards are nothing new to Wesson, who was named his conference’s player of the year earlier this season.
With the Gatorade honors, Wesson will get to choose a youth sports organization that will receive a $1,000 grant.
Wesson’s older brother Andre also plays for the Buckeyes and was a freshman this season.
Here are some of Kaleb’s highlights.
— Hudl (@Hudl) March 20, 2017