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Ohio State Adds Commitment From Four-Star Guard Ava Watson

By June 17, 2023 (3:40 pm)Basketball

Ohio State picked up a commitment on Saturday from Buford, Ga., combo guard Ava Watson (5-6), bolstering the 2024 recruiting class for head coach Kevin McGuff.

Considered a four-star prospect and the No. 47 recruit in the nation, according to ESPN, Watson chose Ohio State over her other top schools, including Florida State, Georgia, Louisville and Texas A&M. She averaged 24.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 4.3 steals last season for Buford, helping lead the Wolves to the state semifinals and earning MaxPreps Junior All-American status as an honorable mention.

Watson is an accomplished three-point shooter for Buford and displays prowess operating in transition and working on the defensive end, which makes her a strong fit with Ohio State’s style of play that led to an Elite Eight berth last season.

Watson is the third member of Ohio State’s recruiting class, joining Cincinnati West Clermont wing Seini Hicks (5-11) and Concord (N.C.) Jay M. Robinson forward Ella Hobbs (6-4), with Hobbs checking in as the No. 83 prospect in the class.

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