Ohio State Basketball: Andre Wesson’s development was big for Buckeyes

Tonight is senior night for the Ohio State basketball team as Andre Wesson and Danny Hummer will be honored in Columbus on Wednesday.

The Ohio State basketball team will honor Danny Hummer and Andre Wesson for senior night on Wednesday as they are the two seniors on the team this season.

Now that Wesson’s career is almost over, it is cool to look back at how he has developed throughout his career with the Buckeyes.

In Wesson’s freshman season, he played limited minutes, playing 11.2 minutes per game as he only scored 2.3 points per game and grabbed 1.2 rebounds per contest. His sophomore year he then got a little more playing time as he played 18.5 minutes per game, averaging 2.9 points and 1.8 rebounds. However, his junior and senior seasons he has become a really solid starter for the Buckeyes.

Starting 34 games during the 2018-19 season, Wesson’s minutes jumped up to 30 per game and his numbers also increased as he scored 8.6 points per game and grabbed 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage also increased from 37.9 percent his sophomore year to 43 percent his junior year. He also had several big scoring games as he scored 22 against Purdue, 16 against Minnesota, and 15 against Penn State and Indiana.

His senior year though, he has gotten even better. Starting 21 games so far, Wesson is averaging 9.3 points per game and his shooting has really improved. His overall field goal percentage has improved to 46.9 percent and his three-point shooting has improved from 33.6 percent his junior year to 44.3 percent this year. He has also had several big scoring games as he had 19 against Morgan State and 15 against Penn State and Indiana.

Wesson hasn’t been the best player on any of these teams throughout the past four years, but he has developed into a solid role player on some pretty successful teams. His path has also shown that hard work results in success as he has improved year after year. Wesson has been really big for the Buckeyes the past few years and I only expect him to continue to come up big in his last March with Ohio State.