Class of 2019 forward Alonzo Gaffney is going to be playing college basketball for the Ohio State University. The 6’9 junior was the top recruit in the state of Ohio and ranked in the top 30 nationally.
This is a big win for Ohio State recruiting as Gaffney had offers from Florida, Michigan State, Louisville, Michigan and a handful of other division I schools.
Gaffney will be the highest-rated player to commit to Ohio State since D’Angelo Russell; he will also be the highest-rated Ohio player to commit since Jared Sullinger did in 2014.
Gaffney is an already skilled player with massive upside. Standing at 6’9, he has great size and length, which helps him all over the floor. On offense he attacks the rim with no fear finishing over smaller defenders. His offensive game is not limited to the paint either; he knocks down 3-pointers consistently putting opposing defenders in a tough position.
On defense Gaffney is just as dominant and versatile. He is great at protecting the rim, swatting anyone attempting to finish over or around him. Besides protecting the paint, Gaffney can also step out and guard on the outside as well.
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Gaffney had a great season for Garfield Heights this year averaging the third most points on the team, on the way to an 18-5 overall record.