Ohio State Basketball: Thad Matta's Biggest Recruiting Busts of All Time

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Ohio State Basketball: Thad Matta's Biggest Recruiting Busts of All Time
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There are few things that Thad Matta has done wrong in his career as Ohio State’s head coach.

He has led the Buckeyes to two Final Fours, multiple Big Ten championships, multiple Big Ten tournament titles and a handful of Sweet 16 appearances. He has also coached a National Player of the Year, first-round draft picks and plenty of All-Americans.

A major reason for Matta’s success in Columbus has been his ability to recruit.

According to Scout.com, he brought in the No. 8 ranked class in 2011, No. 3 ranked class in 2010, No. 2 ranked class in 2008, No. 7 ranked class in 2007 and No. 2 ranked class in 2006.

While the overall recruiting rankings are quite impressive, not all of Matta’s signees worked out as planned. Despite Matta's success, some of these prospects can only be referred to as busts.

Read on to see the biggest ones of Matta's tenure.

Recruiting rankings and stars courtesy of Scout.com.

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