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OSU Women’s Basketball Adds 2 Grad Transfers

By May 22, 2018 (3:15 pm)Basketball

As the Ohio State women’s basketball team explored its options after five seniors graduated, the Buckeyes have evidently hit the graduate-transfer market hard.

In the past two days, OSU has added as many players to its reconstructed roster for the 2018-19 season.

Following a commitment Monday night from LaSalle guard Adreana Miller and a pledge Tuesday afternoon from Cleveland State forward Ashanti Abshaw, Ohio State appears to have completed its reload.

After the Buckeyes lost guard Kelsey Mitchell, forward Stephanie Mavunga, guard Linnae Harper, forward Alexa Hart and guard Asia Doss, head coach Kevin McGuff clearly made an effort to get immediate replacements.

OSU had already signed Lombard (Ill.) Montini Catholic three-star post Aaliyah Patty, Barrington (R.I.) St. Andrew’s four-star guard Janai Crooms and Pecs, Hungary, four-star forward Dorka Juhász in the class of 2018.

In addition to the trio of incoming freshmen, Ohio State had also secured graduate-transfer commitments from a pair of guards in Pacific’s Najah Queenland and Bowling Green’s Carly Santoro.

With the newest graduate transfers, the Buckeyes receive a much-needed boost on offense.

As a two-year starter in three seasons at LaSalle, Miller emerged in the 2017-18 campaign as the Explorers’ second leading scorer with 13.6 points per game. While shooting 33.9 percent from the field, she added averages of 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists.

Abshaw was Cleveland State’s biggest producer, leading the Vikings in scoring with 18.5 points per game. She shot 42 percent from the floor, grabbed 4.2 rebounds and distributed 2.1 assists.

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