Michigan State '16 OH PF - Nick Ward (Michigan State Verbal)

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    Switching to some basketball news, Ohio State offered '16 power forward Nick Ward on Monday. Ward is rated as a four-star under the 247Sports Composite and is ranked as the country's 15th-best power forward, along with being ranked the seventh-best player from the state of Ohio at any position from the class of 2016. Ward holds offers from Cincinnati, Dayton, Iowa, Kansas State, Miami, Michigan State, Purdue, Wisconsin, and Xavier, among other schools.

    Here's a scouting report on the talented Nick Ward from Land-Grant Holy Land's own Zach Fleer:

    Bruising 6-foot-9, 235-pound big man that is by far the top post player in Ohio's 2016 class right now. Watching Ward this weekend next to an assistant coach at a prominent mid-major program, the coach referred to him as the "top player in the class and it's not even close." Ward has come a very long way in the last season or so, improving on his athleticism and finishing-ability around the rim. One of the country's top finishers, Ward is a traditional back-to-the-basket big man that has been working on improving his perimeter game, recently adding an 18-foot jump shot to his arsenal, but make no mistake, his bread and butter is on the block.

    Also one of the state's top shot blockers, Ward is a master at timing his block attempts, and the big man is also skilled at turning those block attempts into rebounds, rather than swatting shots into the second row of the bleachers. Recently evaluated with Thad Matta last Friday, and Jeff Boals four days before that, Ward is definitely a high priority in Ohio State's 2016 recruiting class. In good position to land both Ward and Northland wing Seth Towns, Ohio State is making a clear effort to retain the state's top of the line talent in a really talented graduating class.
     
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    Been waiting for Ward to get offered...

    The 2016 OH class is loaded....

    No reason IMO not to see a 5 or 6 man All-Ohio class....

    I'd love for Matta to land...

    (****) 6'4" SG - Jarron Cumberland (OH)
    (*****) 6'6" SF - VJ King (OH)
    (****) 6'7" SF - Seth Towns (OH)
    (****) 6'9" PF - Nick Ward (OH)
    (****) 6'9" C - Omari Spellman (OH)
    (****) 6'9" C - Derek Funderburk (OH)
     
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    Rivals.com$

    Ward talks Buckeye offer

    Marc Givler
    BuckeyeGrove.com

    Ohio State head basketball coach Thad Matta recently put out an offer to a top local junior.
     
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    Verbaled to Michigan State...............
     

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