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Former Ohio State Center Kaleb Wesson Signs Camp Deal With Golden State Warriors

By November 26, 2020 (10:00 am)Basketball

According to a report from The Athletic’s Anthony Slater, former Ohio State center Kaleb Wesson has signed a training camp contract with the Golden State Warriors.

It doesn’t guarantee him a spot on the roster, but will give him a chance to prove his worth in practice and preseason games.

Following a stellar three-year career in Columbus, Wesson was ranked as the No. 58 overall prospect in the 2020 draft class by ESPN. He was not selected during the two-round draft on Nov. 18, however.

The Westerville (Ohio) South product joined the Buckeyes as a kid who was approximately 300-plus pounds and physically unprepared for Division I basketball. Wesson left as a bonafide NBA prospect with exceptional shooting range and an imposing 6-foot-9, 253-pound frame. 

Wesson showcased his elite three-point shooting ability at the NBA Combine, knocking down 16 of 20 attempts (80 percent) from beyond the arc to pace all players. 

As a junior for the Buckeyes, Wesson earned second-team All-Big Ten honors, leading the team  14.0 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. He shot 44.6 percent from the field, 42.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the foul line across 29.5 minutes per game. 

Also leading the team in scoring and rebounding as a sophomore, Wesson posted 14.6 points and 6.9 boards per contest in 2018-19, earning All-Big Ten honorable mention. He shot 50.0 percent from the floor, 34.7 percent from deep and 73.4 percent from the free-throw line across 25.9 minutes per game. 

Wesson averaged 10.2 points and 4.9 rebounds across 20.7 minutes per contest for the 25-9 Buckeyes as a true freshman in 2017-18. He made 56.2 percent of his field-goal attempts, 28.6 percent of his three-point attempts and 72.1 percent of his free-throw attempts and earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team.

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