Ohio State basketball team loses out on in-state transfer guard

The Ohio State basketball program is still looking for some help in the transfer portal. They didn't get what they hoped for on Monday.
Mar 11, 2023; Cleveland, OH, USA; Toledo Rockets guard Ra'Heim Moss (0) drives to the basket Kent
Mar 11, 2023; Cleveland, OH, USA; Toledo Rockets guard Ra'Heim Moss (0) drives to the basket Kent / Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Ohio State basketball team is still trying to finalize its roster for next season. They still have a gaping hole at backup center. With both Felix Okpara and Zed Key gone, the Buckeyes don't have any experience at that position. Aaron Bradshaw is the new starter and he didn't play more than 15 minutes a game last year.

Besides that hole, they are still looking for some guys who can score. Ra'Heim Moss, a guard from Toledo, was someone they were looking to fill that role. He averaged 15.5 points per game a year ago for the Rockets. Plus, he was in the state of Ohio. Things looked good for them to land him.

Unfortunately, the Buckeyes didn't land him. Moss had the Ohio State basketball program in his final four schools but ultimately decided to head to Oregon. It's another player that the Buckeyes have struck out on recently in the transfer portal.

Ohio State didn't need Moss, but he would have helped. Guard is clearly not the biggest gap on this roster that they need to fill. They have plenty of capable guards, including a freshman who is coming in. They need more big guys, either on the wing or a center.

There's not much time left for the Buckeyes to find that guy. The portal closes tomorrow so there's a lot of urgency to get someone. They had two guys visiting over the weekend that they are looking to land that would help fill that void. The Buckeyes have to get someone.


Diebler has had a pretty good offseason in his first time as a head coach. There are some guys he wanted to land that he couldn't, but that's life as a Big Ten head coach. He's going to learn how to work the portal better as time goes on.