Ohio State Women’s Basketball Secures Late Commitment For 2019 Recruiting Class In Madison Greene

By May 11, 2019 (8:57 pm)Basketball, Garrett Stepien
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After the Ohio State women’s basketball team signed five prospects to its 2019 class Nov. 16 and inked two late targets in April, the Buckeyes have added one more recruit before summer enrollment begins at the end of the month.

Pickerington (Ohio) Central four-star guard Madison Greene, who originally signed Nov. 19 with Penn State, has been released from her National Letter of Intent and will instead stay home at OSU.

She shared the commitment Saturday afternoon on Twitter.

BSB later confirmed the move, which was not yet final at the time but expected to be announced in the near future by Ohio State.

The program announced Greene’s addition Monday morning.

“I’m extremely excited to welcome Madison to the OSU family,” said seventh-year head coach Kevin McGuff. “She has a tremendous work ethic and great competitive character. Her ability to make those around her better is what makes her a terrific addition to our program.”

Greene was a marquee member of the Nittany Lions’ top-20 class, which ranked No. 18 nationally in the espnW HoopGurlz Recruiting Rankings, as the No. 60 overall prospect and No. 13 point guard for 2019.

She tallied 1,015 points, 355 assists and 323 rebounds throughout her first three years at Pickerington Central as the Tigers went 77-11 overall.

She averaged 16 points, 5.8 assists and 5.6 rebounds throughout her senior season en route to becoming a two-time first team All-Ohio honoree.

Before the end of her final year at Pickerington Central, where the Tigers went 28-2 but lost 52-31 to Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame in the Division I final of the Ohio High School Athletics Association (OHSAA) Girls State Basketball Championships March 16, PSU parted ways with head coach Coquese Washington (2007-19) March 8.

“Madison Greene is a point guard’s point guard,” Washington said Nov. 19. “She has the leadership skills to make everybody around her better. I think that’s one of her best gifts is her ability to make her teammates shine. She’s tough as nails, she really gets after it on the defensive end of the floor and she’s just a winner. She finds a way to help her team make the necessary plays to win.”

Greene gives the Buckeyes eight incoming players as McGuff reloads the roster once again.

OSU already had Canton (Ohio) McKinley five-star guard Kierstan Bell (6-1), Indianapolis North Central five-star guard Rikki Harris (5-11), Middle Village (N.Y.) Christ the King five-star wing Kaelynn Satterfield (6-0), Dublin (Ohio) Coffman five-star guard Jacy Sheldon (5-7) and Pamplona, Spain, three-star forward Aixa Wone (6-2) in its No. 4 class.

Ohio State picked up another freshman later in the cycle April 3 when Nitra, Slovakia, forward Rebeka Mikulasikova (6-3) announced her commitment.

She was joined April 16 by Kettering (Ohio) Archbishop Alter 2017 guard Braxtin Miller (5-10), who transferred from Oklahoma State.

Greene will be immediately eligible with Bell, Harris, Satterfield, Sheldon, Wone and Mikulasikova as the freshmen.

McGuff told BSB that the Buckeyes would explore a hardship waiver for Miller with the NCAA, but OSU is currently prepared to enter the 2019-20 season without her, should she sit out the year as a transfer.

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