Temple F Anthony Lee transferring to Ohio State

Submitted by Leaders And Best on March 29th, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Temple forward Anthony Lee told ESPN today that he will be transferring to Ohio State. Lee, a 6' 9" power forward, was one of the most sought-after transfers on the market. His finalists included Iowa State, Indiana, Louisville and Notre Dame, although many schools came calling when he announced his transfer from Temple.

Lee was coveted by Indiana with Vonleh going pro. Tom Crean has some great potential players in his backcourt, but Indiana's frontcourt is a cratering hole now with Jeremy Hollowell, Austin Etherington and Luke Fischer transferring this year.

The next big Midwest transfer prospects to look out for is West Virginia sophomore guard Eron Harris who supposedly will consider Michigan among other Big Ten schools, and Virginia Tech freshman forward Trevor Thompson.

Temple transfer Anthony Lee told http://t.co/FJtJDXPuUb he is headed to Ohio State. Will play next season for Buckeyes.

— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 29, 2014

Comments

guthrie

March 29th, 2014 at 2:09 PM ^

Averaged 13.6 points, 8.6 rebounds.  Pretty damn nice transfer to pick up.  He was supposed to take some more visits (such as Indiana) but I guess he found what he wanted at OSU.

LSAClassOf2000

March 29th, 2014 at 2:43 PM ^

He's a graduate transfer, so he gets to play immediately, of course and I would imagine that OSU is looking for someone with Lee's sort of experience to help anchor the class they've got coming in, which is a nice class on paper. You don't see graduate transfers with Lee's stats all the time, so I would think the doors would have been open anywhere really. Nice pickup indeed. 

clarkiefromcanada

March 29th, 2014 at 5:41 PM ^

As a Temple alum and supporter/observer of the program I think Ohio State is picking up a decent player in Lee. Not going to be all B1G but he's experienced. It remains to be seen how he fits in Matta's system at Power Forward (he's been absolutely abused the past two years as an undersized center at TU). As well, the AAC is not the B1G in terms of competition top/bottom although, certainly, Louisville is no slouch, for example.

 

 

FGB

March 29th, 2014 at 3:57 PM ^

Does anyone know if a person graduated from the first school with two years eligibility left (say a redshirt who graduates in three years), if they would be able to play two years without sitting at the new school?  Or is it a maximum of 1 year?