Which of the new transfers will impact the Ohio State basketball team the most?

The Ohio State basketball team added several new transfers this offseason. Which of them will make the biggest impact?
Mar 26, 2024; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Jake Diebler yells to his team
Mar 26, 2024; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Jake Diebler yells to his team / Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA

The Ohio State basketball team added a bunch of new transfers this offseason. In fact, the roster turnover is quite high for the Buckeyes. That is something that is the new normal for college basketball. The transfer portal has completely changed how teams construct their rosters.

Jake Diebler had to learn this in his first offseason as a full-time head coach. He had to navigate losing three-fifths of his starting lineup. In order to do that, he went into the portal and got the best guiys he could to replace them. He even was able to bring back Meechie Johnson after two years away.

In all, Diebler brought in four transfers to help with the team next season. So which of them is going to make the biggest impact on the Ohio State basketball team? All four guys should bring a value to the team immediately and should make this team ready to make the NCAA Tournament.

I think Aaron Bradshaw is going to be the guy who impacts the team the most. When the Buckeyes landed him, he initially was going to be the backup center. Now, he's the starter. He's a former five-star recruit, so he has a lot of talent. Now, he's going to get a chance to show it.

Bradshaw didn't play very much as a freshman last season. He only played 13.8 minutes a game. He's going to go from that to probably playing over 30 minutes a game. The Buckeyes think he can be a really solid defensive player with his size and his wingspan. They're hoping he can be a post presence too.


Diebler will be putting his stamp on the team for an entire season. We get to see his vision from the start to the end of the year. He's fully committed to getting the team back to the NCAA Tournament next season.