Past, present, and future Buckeye basketball players were in action last night in the McDonald's…
Billings' Confidence Soars Over Summer
The demanding instructions echoed throughout the gymnasium. Buckeye Corner captain Scoonie Penn simply wanted his team to listen. During a recent game in the McDonald's Summer League at Worthington Kilbourne High School, the team filled with current and former Buckeye basketball stars needed a spark. "Come on guys," he screamed. "I expect you fellas to start taking the ball strong to the hoop." Two trips later, Brent Darby found Ohio State junior-to-be Ricardo Billings wide open in the left corner. With one dribble, Billings burnt an oncoming defender, sliced and diced his way through the lane, and threw down an impressive reverse slam. "Billings," Penn shouted. "Nice take, that's what I'm talking about." It was a telling sign of what's to come for Billings, as he, and not current or former Ohio State players Darby, J.J. Sullinger or Velimir Radinovic, was able to grasp the concept. Most importantly, it continued to signify an emergence of sorts for the 6-3 guard from...
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