Ohio State didn’t need to go far to land its second 2020 commitment.
A week after Westerville South’s Anyssa Jones announced her verbal commitment to the Buckeyes, fellow Westerville South junior Gabby Hutcherson did the same.
The 6-feet-2 forward sat out first half of her sophomore season after transferring from Westerville North but averaged 12.1 points and 6.5 rebounds and went 52 percent from the field and 38 percent from three-point range for a Westerville South team that won a district title. She averaged 10.5 points as a freshman at Westerville North.
#GoBucks #committed pic.twitter.com/bqQ3gwkqIq— Gab (@gabby_hutch) October 9, 2018
Ohio State women’s basketball runs in the Hutcherson family. Hutcherson’s mother, Mindy Smith-Hutcherson, played for the Buckeyes.
With Hutcherson’s commitment, the Buckeyes now have five recruits between the 2019 and 2020 classes. Kierstan Bell of Canton McKinley (No. 6 ESPN Class of 2019), Indianapolis guard Rikki Harris (No. 24) and Jacy Sheldon of Dublin Coffman (No. 41) are committed for 2019 with Hutcherson and Jones rounding out the 2020 class.
The Buckeyes open the 2018-19 season against South Florida on Nov. 6 at Value City Arena.