Lee To Join Hoops Squad

Ohio State basketball got much-needed good news today when Temple transfer Anthony Lee gave his pledge to join the program next season as a graduate transfer.

Temple transfer Anthony Lee has committed to Ohio State and will join the Buckeyes as a senior next season, Scout.com recruiting analyst Brian Snow has confirmed.

Lee is a big get for the Buckeyes both literally and figuratively as the graduate transfer will provide OSU with much-needed inside help immediately. This past season at Temple, Lee was one of the best big men in the American Athletic Conference, averaging 13.6 points per game and 8.6 rebounds in 31.1 minutes. Shooting 49.5 percent from the floor, Lee posted a career-high 23 points vs. Texas and scored in double figures in all but six games.

A native of Columbia, Md., and a product of West Oaks Academy in Orlando, Fla., Lee redshirted in 2010-11 before moving into the Owls' rotation after that. Lee averaged 5.0 points and 5.2 rebounds per game as a redshirt freshman and then started 29 games in 2012-13, shooting 53.7 percent and averaging a team-high 6.8 rebounds per game. That season, he scored a then-career-high 21 points in a win vs. third-ranked Syracuse.

A solid shooter and rebounder, the 6-9 Lee could play both center and power forward for OSU, adding depth to a front line that also includes Amir Williams and Trey McDonald as well as forwards Marc Loving, Keita Bates-Diop, David Bell and Jae'sean Tate.

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