Ohio State women’s basketball has the first member of its 2020 class.
Anyssa Jones, a 2020 guard from Westerville South, announced her verbal commitment to the Buckeyes via her Twitter account late Monday night.
Jones, a 5-feet-11 guard, averaged 13.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.5 steals as a sophomore for a Westerville South team that won OCC Buckeye and district titles during the 2017-18 season. She shot 45 percent from the field and 31 percent from three-point range.
“I would like to thank my whole family for their love and support as I went through this whole process,” Jones wrote. “I want to to thank my trainers because they have helped me advance my game to the next level and they also provided me with so much support. I (also) want to thank all the coaches that had recruited me.”
Jones is the fourth player from the 2019 class or later to commit to Ohio State. The Buckeyes have three ESPN Hoopgurlz Top 100 players committed for the 2019 class: guard Kierstan Bell of Canton McKinley (No. 6), Indianapolis-area guard Rikki Harris (No. 24) and Dublin Coffman guard Jacy Sheldon (No. 41).
Ohio State’s 2018-19 team will feature eight new players, including five graduate transfers and freshmen Dorka Juhasz, Janai Crooms and Aaliyah Patty. Aixa Wone, a Spanish player who committed to the Buckeyes in May, signed with one of FC Barcelona’s teams as an amateur in September but could come to Ohio State at a later date.