Ohio State will have its second one-and-done prospect in as many years.
Forward Brice Sensabaugh, who declared for the 2023 NBA Draft while maintaining college eligibility on March 25, will stay in the draft pool and forgo his remaining collegiate eligibility, according to The Columbus Dispatch’s Adam Jardy. Wednesday marked the deadline for collegiate prospects to decide whether to return to college or continue their professional pursuits.
In his lone season with the Buckeyes, Sensabaugh led Ohio State in scoring with 16.3 points per game while shooting 48.2 percent from the field, including a 40.5 percent mark from deep. He was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team, and also earned a spot on the All-Big Ten third team. He joined Ohio State out of Orlando Lake Highland Prep as the No. 65 overall prospect in the 2022 recruiting class.
Sensabaugh is currently drawing favorable draft positioning from several NBA mock drafts. ESPN slots Sensabaugh in at No. 25 to the Memphis Grizzlies while The Athletic projected him to land at No. 21 to the Brooklyn Nets. CBS Sports‘ Kyle Boone and Gary Parrish had differing opinions on where he would fall, with Boone agreeing with The Athletic’s prediction of Brooklyn selecting him at No. 21 while Parrish had Sensabaugh six spots higher, with the Atlanta Hawks claiming his services at No. 15. The Ringer also slotted Sensabaugh in at No. 28 to the Utah Jazz.
Sensabaugh will join San Antonio Spurs guard Malaki Branham as the second one-and-done from Ohio State in the past two seasons. He will also join a host of former Buckeyes at the NBA level, including Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Mike Conley Jr., Spurs forward Keita Bates-Diop an Houston Rockets forward Jae’Sean Tate.