Perhaps you watched the Miami Heat steamroll the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals this June. If you did, you may have noticed they played much of the time without the use of the typical one through five basketball positions.
That’s not to say that the game of basketball will be forever changed just because Miami was successful one time with this formula. After all, having some guy named LeBron James certainly helped too.
But, it is undoubtedly an advantage for a team to have the type of versatile players on its roster that allows its coach the option of playing in this manner.
For a young team like Ohio State, these versatile players will be critical if it hopes to repeat its successful 2011-12 campaign. Here are the four most versatile players that coach Thad Matta will have at his disposal this season.