Sunday, August 15, 2010

College Basketball Rumors: Zisis Sarikopoulos Leaving Ohio State?

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell
Photo by Sandra Mu
The Ohio State Buckeyes relied on Evan Turner throughout most of the 09-10' season. However, under the impression that he was leaving, Head Coach Thad Matta needed to fill huge shoes. Turner averages could not be achieved by any High School player, or many veterans. Nonetheless, I believe the Buckeyes did a fantastic job of recruiting enough talent to compete with their National Player of the Year.

The Buckeyes brought in one of the best recruiting classes that highlights Jared Sullinger. Sullinger alone will 
spark the post, with Jon Diebler and David Lighty on the wing, the Buckeyes' should not have a problem overcoming the lost of Turner.

Back in 2008, the Buckeyes revealed a 7-foot 
transfer that could spark their front court. In his two seasons with Ohio State, the 7-footer did not play a lot of minutes. When he did receive minutes, you could tell rebounding was his strong suit.

According to, the 7-footer Zisis Sarikopoulos has signed with Greece. It is not a huge
 loss for the Buckeyes, but it is noteworthy.

Although he never saw the 
court a lot, the 7-footer did add size to the post and could have worked towards cracking the rotation. His .9 points, 1.4 rebounds and .4 blocks a game makes you want to shrug your shoulders and get on about your day.

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