Though a cloud has been somewhat cast over Ohio State’s season so far (13-8, 3-5 Big Ten), the future appears to be bright. A pair of OSU commits, one from the 2017 class and one from the 2018 class, faced each other on Tuesday and put on quite the show. Center Kaleb Wesson of Westerville (Ohio) South and shooting guard Dane Goodwin of Upper Arlington, Ohio, combined to score 84 points in a game that Upper Arlington won, 68-67, on its home floor.
Max Martz hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to send the Golden Bears to victory.
Andre Wesson, Kaleb’s older brother, played with Kaleb at Westerville South for three years and is now a freshman forward for OSU. He was in attendance for the showdown featuring the pair of future Buckeyes.
“That was crazy. I haven’t been to many high school games like that,” Andre Wesson said Friday. “It was sold out, came down to the last second. Dane played great, Kaleb played great. (Upper Arlington) hit a big shot – I didn’t think it was going in. It hurt a little bit, I’m not going to lie, it hurt.”
Kaleb Wesson, who is a member of the 2017 class, is rated as a four-star recruit by Scout. The 6-9, 300-pounder scored a school-record 49 points for the Wildcats while going 15 of 19 from the field.
“I didn’t think he had it in him, for real, I’m not going to lie,” Andre said of his younger brother. “That’s a lot of points, 49, that’s crazy. He played great. You could just tell he was in a rhythm. It felt like anything he put up was going in so it was great to see that.”
The younger Wesson, who is the No. 76 overall prospect and the No. 18 center in the 2017 class, also went 18 of 19 from the foul line.
“I got on him a little bit because he could’ve had 50 if he hit that 19th one,” Andre joked. “I got to talk to him again about that.”
Goodwin, meanwhile, had 35 points for the Golden Bears. The three-point specialist from the 2018 class hit 8 of 14 treys.
Goodwin (6-4, 175) is rated as the No. 20 shooting guard in the nation by Scout, but is not ranked in the top 100 of all prospects in the class.
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