Exactly one week after Ohio State head women’s basketball coach Kevin McGuff received a commitment from Westerville (Ohio) South for the 2020 recruiting class Oct. 1, the Buckeyes went back to the Columbus-area suburban high school Monday with their second pledge for the cycle.
After guard Anyssa Jones decided to stay home at OSU, teammate Gabby Hutcherson, a three-star forward in ESPN’s 2020 HoopGurlz Recruiting Rankings, followed suit seven days later when she took to Twitter and announced her decision.
— Gab (@gabby_hutch) October 9, 2018
She chose Ohio State over a long list of offers that included Miami (Fla.), Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Florida, Louisville, Florida State, Minnesota, Indiana, Michigan, Maryland and Michigan State.
According to Collegiate Girls Basketball Report’s Dan Olson, the Buckeyes are getting a big boost in the post with Hutcherson (6-2).
“Athletic stretch-4 rebounds, handles in transition; pulls the defense to the arc; mismatch creator, drives and delivers in key; plays taller than advertised, continues to add to face up game; versatile defender,” Olson said in a scouting report.