Kevin McGuff’s acclaimed Ohio State recruiting class keeps getting even better.
Monday the school announced Madison Greene, a four-star point guard from storied Ohio prep powerhouse Pickerington Central, has joined the head coach’s program for the 2019-20 season.
“I’m extremely excited to welcome Madison to the OSU family,” McGuff said in a statement. “She has a tremendous work ethic and great competitive character. Her ability to make those around her better is what makes her a terrific addition to our program.”
Greene is the No. 61 recruit in the class of 2019 according to ESPN Hoopgurlz — and just the No. 5 player in her class at Ohio State.
That is the job McGuff has done rebuilding the Buckeyes after a down year.
He signed Canton McKinley guard Kierstan Bell (No. 6 nationally), Indianapolis North Central guard Rikki Harris (24), and New York Christ The King wing Kaelynn Satterfield (39) and Dublin (Ohio) Coffman guard Jacy Sheldon (41) in November along with highly-regarded international forward prospect Aixa Wone of Spain.
That group was rated No. 3 in the nation at the time by ESPN.
Miller, a 5-10 guard, was a four-year standout at Alter High School before spending the past two seasons in Stillwater, where she averaged 14.7 points per game last season.
Now comes Greene, who signed with Penn State last fall but was released from her letter of intent after the school parted ways with three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year Coquese Washington, who produced only one winning season in her last five.
After back-to-back Big Ten championship seasons, the 2018-19 Buckeyes went 14-15 and finished eighth in the Big Ten with a roster that included five graduate transfers and three highly regarded freshmen (Janai Crooms of Cranston, R.I., Aaliyah Patty of Lombard, Ill., and Dorka Juhasz of Hungary).
The 6-4 Juhasz lead Ohio State in scoring (11.7 points per game) and rebounding (9.0) en route to second-team All-Big Ten recognition from the conference coaches.
Crooms started 19 of 29 games and was third on the team in scoring at 8.8 points per game while shooting 46.5 percent from 3-point range (20 for 43), and Patty averaged 6.2 points per game while starting nine of 29 games.
McGuff is 134-65 in six seasons at Ohio State with two Big Ten regular season championships and one tournament title. His Buckeye squads have made five NCAA tournaments and two Sweet 16s.
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