OSU Offseason: Buckeyes Lose One Evan and Gain Another
Columbus, Ohio- The Ohio State Athletic Department announced today they have accepted the transfer of Boston College power forward Evan Ravenel. Ravenel saw limited action during his career with the Eagles, averaging 2.8 points and 2.1 rebounds per contest.
Ravenel at 6’8’’ is a close comparison to the Buckeyes current power forward, Dallas Lauderdale, He is limited offensively but is an enforcer on defense. He is an above average shot blocker and looks to improve his offense during this years long offseason.
“Ohio State is thrilled to have Evan further his academic and athletic career at Ohio State,” Matta stated. “He’ll add some much needed depth to our roster.”
Dallas Lauderdale will be gone by the time Ravenel regains eligibility, leaving Nikola Kechman, Zisis Sarikopoulos, and possibly Jared Sullinger and Deshaun Thomas if they have not gone pro by then. Matta has some issues with his post depth and the addition of Ravenel helps.
Ravenel saw action in 39 games during his career in Boston. He’s been exposed to ACC talent and performance fairly well defensively. He is a native of Tampa and averaged 16 points 12 rebounds and five blocks a game as a senior, proving he has the talent to be a valuable member of this Ohio State squad.