With no more Deshaun Thomas in Columbus, there is not a single player on the current Ohio State roster that is averaging double-digit points in their career.
Sure, the assumption that LaQuinton Ross, Sam Thompson and even Aaron Craft will make scoring leaps is probably somewhat accurate, but the lack of consistent scoring is still a red flag.
If all goes according to plan, Ross will lead the Buckeyes in scoring and potentially challenge for the Big Ten title that Thomas earned last year, but that is still assuming that Ross’ late-season production was the result of him turning the corner and not the extra defensive attention that Thomas drew.
Thompson also showed promise as a shooter down the stretch last season, and Craft played to his strengths as a penetrator and distributor instead of a jump-shooter. As long as these trends continue Ohio State should be alright, but half-court offense is still a red flag for now.