The Buckeyes signed a point guard today.
Ohio State basketball inked an official commitment today from Braxton Beverly, a three-star point guard in the 2017 class out of Kentucky. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound prospect is ranked the No. 64 PG in the class by 247Sports' Composite Rankings. He initially committed to Ohio State in October.
Beverly will likely - unfairly - remind Ohio State fans of a former Buckeye point guard: Aaron Craft.
Getting past the stereotypical they're both white point guards with buzzcuts thing, their playing styles are fairly similar.
Here's how ESPN describes Beverly:
Beverly is as skilled as he is tough. He owns a wealth of intangibles and is the consummate leader on the floor at the point guard position. He's ultra-scrappy and competitive with a true chip on his shoulder
It's tough for an Ohio State fan to not think about Craft, a four-year star for the Buckeyes, after reading that.
There are some big differences, though. Mostly, Beverly's more of an offensive threat than Craft was. He once scored 70 points in a high school game. His defense isn't as good (how could it be, really) but that's OK.
One thing is certain: Ohio State fans will really enjoy watching him play.