It is difficult to win in college basketball today without at least one or two stars on the roster.
Thad Matta is perfectly aware of this fact and has coached more than his fair share of excellent players during his time at Ohio State.
The short list of those stars includes Terence Dials, Jon Diebler, David Lighty, Greg Oden, Mike Conley Jr., Evan Turner and Jared Sullinger.
However, none of those players are still lacing it up in Columbus. That means the Buckeyes are going to need a new crop of stars to lead them into the future.
Read on to see three players who will make up that next wave of Ohio State stars (Aaron Craft and Deshaun Thomas were not considered because they are already established household names within the college basketball world).