Ohio State 2010-2012 PF - Evan Ravenel

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    Power forward
    Brandon, Florida
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    Ht: 6'7"
    Wt: 275 lbs

    Originally signed with Boston College but due to a coaching change was released from his scholarship and visited tOSU this weekend. Coach Matta offered him a spot and according to the Disptach, he has accepted.

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    2011 Basketball Preview: Evan Ravenel
    October 5, 2011, by Eric

    Just like last season, the Buckeyes will have a number of new faces on the court this year. Another of those will certainly be new to the list of available players, though not new to the team in general. The coaches are very high on Evan Ravenel, so don’t be surprised if you’re hearing his name early and often this season.

    Hometown: Tampa, FL
    High School: Brandon HS
    Position: Forward (4/5)
    Year: Junior
    Height: 6-8
    Weight: 260

    High School Awards:

    - Tampa Tribute All-Hillsborough County second-team honors (2008).
    - Tampa All-City honors (2008).
    - Class 5A All-State honorable mention from the Florida Sports Writers Association (2008).

    Evan Ravenel transfered to Ohio State from Boston College where he played his first two seasons in the ACC under head coach Al Skinner. His transfer was influenced when Boston College fired Skinner after 13 seasons. Not wanting to stick around for Steve Donahue’s new regime, Ravenel went looking for a new place to call home. While the Buckeyes had never directly recruited Evan out of High School, OSU assistant Dave Dickerson did recruit him while Dickerson was the head coach at Tulane. Matta happily gave Ravenel a scholarship offer, and Ravenel joined the Buckeyes before the 2010-2011 season.

    Given the NCAA transfer rules Ravenel was required to sit out his first season here at Ohio State. That does not prevent the transfer from working with the team in practices, though, and Ravenel clearly made use of that this last season. He seems to have already bonded with his new teamates in a big way, and it should make an obvious difference this year.

    Career Stats:

    Stats from Buckeyes Beat, as usual.

    Season GP MPG PPG FG% 3FG% FT% APG RPG BPG SPG
    2009-10 (BC) 25 10.5 3.3 49.2 0.0 71.4 0.4 2.4 0.4 0.1
    2008-09 (BC) 14 10.3 2.0 32.1 0.0 58.8 0.4 1.4 0.6 0.1

    Strengths:

    Ravenel is an excellent area rebounder, having averaged 2.4 rebounds per game during his sophomore season at Boston College. He saw limited time, only 10.5 minutes per game, suggesting that he was very nearly averaging double digit rebounding over the course of 40 minutes of play. This is certainly solid rebounding numbers which will have certainly improved over the last year and a half.

    In an interview with Buckeye Planet, he expressed a couple more of his skills,

    I believe some of my strengths are being a team player, a good passer out of the post position, getting to the basket from different spots on the floor and ball handling. Buckeye fans can look forward to a person that exemplifies high moral character and one who will compete extremely hard both on and off the court. I am a person who will do whatever it takes within the game to win…a player who can provide offense and defensive stops when called upon to perform.

    He sounds a lot like Matta’s favorite type of front court player.

    Weaknesses:

    Ravenel has never been a big scorer, hitting only about 3 points per game his sophomore season. He will want to improve his floor presence in a big way in order to be the kind of player the Buckeyes will need him to be. He will also need to improve his play while facing the basket, and work on some of his mid-range shooting. If these things are addressed, he could be a force down low for the Bucks during the grueling Big Ten stretch.

    Role for the team:

    Evan Ravenel is naturally a Power Forward, but may well play a different role this season. With the possibility of Jared Sullinger moving to the 4, someone will need to start at the 5. If Amir Williams is not yet ready to play substantial minutes someone else will have to step in and do the job. Ravenel may very well be asked to perform that role this season, particularly with his experience in the program and the chemistry he’s already developed with the others.

    He may also play backup to Sullinger at the 4. Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but if that’s the case, we may see a larger player rotation this season than we’ve seen from Matta in the past. Obviously that’s in doubt, considering every season that we expect a deeper rotation, we continue with 7 men more or less. However, with the depth of talent on the bench, Matta might finally be able to feel comfortable enough in the early season to play a few more players than normal.

    Ravenel is a player who could be ready for a breakout season for himself, and it will be a treat to get to watch him do it in the Scarlet and Gray.
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    McDonald is also a helluvan athelete. He ran cross-country in HS as a 6'9" beast.

    As for the Raven, I'm in the minority in my expectations for him. I think he very possibly could be our first big off of the bench ahead of Williams. He reminds me a lot of Reggie Evans.

    He'll out hustle most for rebounds on both ends if the court. Good pick-up fir Matta last season.
     
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    Every great team has that guy who does all of the so called dirty work..........doesnt score a ton of points but makes all of the hustle plays........I could see Ravenel as that for this team..............
     
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    Lol RT @Broxie7: @erav30osu i want a good hard foul in the first half next game.. a good coach J tampa bay public school bball foul!

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    I love his attitude. This team is all about everybody knowing their role. The Raven has to come off the bench and play physical in the paint and grab every rebound that touches his hands. Any scoring from him will be a nice bonus.

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    I was very impressed with the way the Raven played on the offensive end.

    It's nice to know that he can not only play D and hustle, but he can also put the ball on the floor and also make an open jumper.

    He's really starting to remind me of Othello Hunter.
     
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