D’Angelo Russell has had a pretty amazing week, but he could be gearing up for an even better year. Russell helped Montverde (FL) to back-to-back national titles last week, and the talented young player is now gearing up for his college career in the Big 10. Russell tweeted his excitement about being involved in college basketball after the national championship game on Monday, and I just wanted to share that with you all below.
Next Year should be Great year. Can't believe I'll be apart of college Basketball #BeyondBlessed
— D'Angelo Russell (@D_Russ3) April 8, 2014
The Ohio State Buckeyes commit will not know the full roster he will be going to war with until a few different recruiting chips fall, but they should contend in the conference no matter what. First, Joel Embiid will have to make his draft decision, and then Myles Turner will likely make his move after that. Russell would be quite pleased to see Turner join the Buckeyes, but they will need to make a late push in order to get back into the mix.
We will have to see if Thad Matta has any more tricks up his sleeve, but in the meantime, we will all just have to track what Embiid decides to do. Bill Self has plenty of options in either scenario, and so Jayhawk nation should not panic just yet.
All for Rant Sports Prep today, but keep an eye out for a baseball slideshow later tonight and then more of the good stuff tomorrow. Thanks as always for reading and here is some fortune cookie wisdom as always.
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