GRADUATE SENIOR GUARD
Added during the summer after four years at Michigan beginning as a walk-on, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Dakich brings a winning culture and attitude to his new team. As one of two recruited scholarship point guards on the roster, he will be counted on to log key minutes and provide backcourt depth for the Buckeyes. In 49 games during his first three years before redshirting as a senior, Dakich scored 22 points in 4.1 minutes per appearance.
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The 6-4, 175-pound Fulton initially committed to be a walk-on for Chris Holtmann at Butler. As a senior at Salt Lake City Alta, Fulton averaged 16.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists and was named honorable mention all-state. ESPN ranked him as a three-star prospect and the No. 4 prospect from Utah.
WALK-ON JUNIOR GUARD
The Upper Arlington graduate spent the past two years at Air Force before transferring. Hummer played in 11 games for the Falcons, including his debut at Value City Arena in 2015, when he scored two points. A two-time Golden Bears team captain who is the program’s leader in assists and steals, the 6-0, 175-pound Hummer will sit out the year to satisfy transfer rules.
Instead of playing his senior season for Bloomington (Indiana) North, the 17-year-old Jallow graduated early and joined the Buckeyes at the end of the summer. Mature beyond his years and in better shape than most freshmen, the 6-5, 200-pound Jallow will give the Buckeyes important depth in the backcourt but primarily at shooting guard. He averaged 24.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists as a junior and was a four-star recruit.
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The Watterson graduate helped lead the Eagles to the 2013 state championship. The 6-4, 205-pound Lehmann was set to be a preferred walk-on at West Virginia but instead enrolled at Ohio State. At Watterson, he was a three-time all-league selection.
Ohio’s reigning Mr. Basketball, Wesson brings both a big body (6-9, 270 pounds) and skill around the rim. After averaging 21.3 points and 11.3 rebounds while shooting 66.5 percent from the field as a senior at Westerville South, Wesson is expected to be a major contributor and potential starter despite being slowed by a preseason ankle injury. Wesson has all-Big Ten potential for his Ohio State career.
After initially picking Butler over Ohio State, the Massillon Jackson graduate never enrolled with the Bulldogs and followed Holtmann to the Buckeyes. The highest-ranked recruit in Butler history, Young led Jackson to a Division I championship as a senior while averaging 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds. Within the program, the 6-8, 205-pound Young is viewed as a multiyear cornerstone to the foundation Holtmann is attempting to build.