The list of former Ohio State men’s basketball players signing on to play in The Basketball Tournament continues to grow, as it was announced Sunday that forward Marc Loving would be joining forces with another former Buckeye in Kam Williams on the Great Lakes Elite.
Next up on the squad is a Toledo, Ohio native and former Buckeye:
2013 Ohio Mr. Basketball
3x All State Honors
Parade All-American @OhioStateHoops
1,000 point scorer
3rd team Big-Ten as a Junior
Top 5 in nation 3PT% as a Sophomore
Welcome, Marc Loving pic.twitter.com/ksgjlfhKVe
— Great Lakes Elite TBT (@GLETBT) May 17, 2020
Loving and Williams were signed by general manager Jake Lorbach, who was also a member of the Ohio State basketball team as a walk-on who joined in 2011.
Loving, a four-star recruit out of Toledo (Ohio) St. John’s Jesuit, averaged 10.0 points per game across 134 appearances for the Buckeyes, adding 3.8 rebounds per game while shooting 46.6 percent from the field and 36.9 percent from three.
His best statistical season came during his junior campaign in 2015-16, where Loving averaged 14.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, but his most staggering stat came the year prior, where the 6-7 forward hit 47 of his 102 attempts from deep, good for a 46.1-percent success rate.
Williams and Loving will potentially be going up against two other teams with strong Ohio State ties in TBT. Big X features former Buckeyes Andrew Dakich, C.J. Jackson, Andre Wesson and Keyshawn Woods, while Carmen’s Crew, the reigning champs of TBT, have William Buford, Aaron Craft, Jon Diebler, Dallas Lauderdale, David Lighty and Evan Ravenel on the roster.
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