There are few things that are more fluid in the sporting world than the rosters of college basketball programs.
With players entering the NBA Draft, graduating and even transferring, rarely is one school’s roster the same two years in a row.
Despite these short collegiate careers, fans can keep their memories of former players alive by comparing and contrasting those on current rosters with players of old.
Ohio State fans have formed plenty of these memories during Thad Matta’s coaching career. In the past six seasons, the Buckeyes have made two Final Fours, won Big Ten regular season championships and taken home conference tournament crowns.
The players in next season’s starting lineup share many characteristics with players on Matta’s older teams that had a hand in creating these memories. With that in mind, here is a comparison between each Buckeye starter and a former Buckeye.
Stats courtesy of www.basketball-reference.com.