Out of the Class of 2023 Combo Guard George Washington III has committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes. He became the first member of Chris Holtmann’s new college recruiting class. Washington attended High School at Christian Academy Of Louisville. His height and weight are 6’2″ 165 lbs. George Washington is best described as a two guard in a point guards body.
Washington has a player rating of 4 Stars, considered the 9th best combo guard in the country and the 2nd best player overall in Kentucky. He felt that OSU offered a system that he could fit into and they were in need of a player like himself.
Who’s recruiting him?
Washington had five offers including Ohio State, Auburn, Liberty, Louisville, and Tennessee. Coach Holtmann and (OSU assistant Ryan) Pedon were responsible for bringing this highly sought after talent to Columbus Ohio.
George Washington III Visits
Washington had one coach visit, namely Rod Clark from Tennessee. He also took unofficial visits to Louisville September 18th and Tennessee on September 11th. Washington made an official visit to Ohio State the November 1st weekend, shortly before becoming a part of their new class. He committed to Ohio State on November 3rd. Seeing the campus and meeting the team solidified the decision for him after the Buckeyes leading for some time.
The 6’2″, 165 pound Washington is considered a combo guard, he could play either the shooting guard or point guard position at the next level. As a sophomore, he averaged around 24 points per game. He shot 93% at the charity stripe last year.
He has good athleticism, footwork and handles like a guard. Another positive is that he is a very good passer who can find open teammates without breaking his rhythm on the fast break. When he puts it together, he’s a player with some serious upside as he continues to develop his game. He’s a player with high ceiling and a very good long term prospect for a Division I basketball program.
OSU Class of 2022
That five-man class is currently ranked fourth nationally. It includes Georgia point guard Bruce Thornton (ranked 42nd), Missouri center Felix Okpara (ranked 51st), New York shooting guard Roddy Gayle (ranked 64th), Florida small forward Brice Sensabaugh (ranked 75th) and Ohio shooting guard Bowen Hardman (ranked 292nd).
Ohio State could sign another four- or five-man class for 2023.