Updated Big Ten basketball 2023 recruiting rankings for early August

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Everyone is gearing up for the start of the college football season, but we can’t forget about hoops either at a place like Ohio State where both sports have significant history.

While football turns on the television sets and pays the bills in a place like Columbus, OSU has had an arguably better basketball history than any other team in the Big Ten (at least until 2024 when UCLA comes on board).

Clearly, the recruiting classes for basketball aren’t nearly as big and bombastic as what we see in football, but it’s still the lifeblood of the program. Without great players and the development of them, you simply have no shot of competing to cut down nets. Head coach Chris Holtmann is trying to build upon what he’s done with his best class so far for 2022, one ranked well inside the top 10 nationally, with a couple of high-profile commitments recently for the 2023 class.

So where does Ohio State stand among its Big Ten brethren so far with the 2023 class? Well, we are here to give you a bit of an update according to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings.

Nebraska

Mar 1, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Fred Hoiberg during the first half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Value City Arena. Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

By the Numbers

Total Score | 18.10
National Ranking | 58
Total Commits | 1

 

Minnesota

Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Ben Johnson talks to his team during a timeout during the first half of the NCAA men’s basketball game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Value City Arena in Columbus on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

By the Numbers

Total Score | 22.87
National Ranking | 43
Total Commits | 1

Purdue

WATCH: What Purdue coach Matt Painter said about Ohio State postgame
WATCH: What Purdue coach Matt Painter said about Ohio State postgame

Purdue head coach Matt Painter reacts during the first half of an NCAA men’s basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

By the Numbers

Total Score | 26.18
National Ranking | 38
Total Commits | 1

Rutgers

Mar 6, 2022; Piscataway, New Jersey, USA; The Rutgers Scarlet Knights mascot performs during the second half of the game between the Scarlet Knights and the Penn State Nittany Lions at Jersey Mike’s Arena. Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

By the Numbers

Total Score | 28.53
National Ranking | 27
Total Commits | 2

Penn State

Feb 7, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions mascot and cheerleaders dance on the court during a stoppage in play against the Maryland Terrapins at Bryce Jordan Center. Credit: Eric Firestine-USA TODAY Sports

By the Numbers

Total Score | 108.52
National Ranking | 19
Total Commits | 2

Wisconsin

Dec 8, 2021; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Wisconsin Badgers mascot Bucky Badger sings “Varsity” with Wisconsin Badgers center Chris Vogt (33) and Wisconsin Badgers forward Tyler Wahl (5) at the Kohl Center. Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

By the Numbers

Total Score | 39.22
National Ranking | 16
Total Commits | 2

Iowa

What Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery said about Ohio State postgame
What Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery said about Ohio State postgame

Feb 19, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Fran McCaffrey during the first half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Value City Arena. Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

By the Numbers

Total Score | 40.66
National Ranking | 15
Total Commits | 3

Maryland

Ohio State basketball vs. Maryland: How to watch, listen, and stream
Ohio State basketball vs. Maryland: How to watch, listen, and stream

Feb. 8, 2021; College Park, Maryland; A general view of play between the Maryland Terrapins and the Ohio State Buckeyes dung the first half at Xfinity Center. Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

By the Numbers

Total Score | 43.99
National Ranking | 12
Total Commits | 2

Indiana

Ohio State basketball vs. Indiana: How to watch, stream, and listen
Ohio State basketball vs. Indiana: How to watch, stream, and listen

Seats in Assembly Hall are photographed during the Indiana Hoosiers men’s basketball Media Day, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

By the Numbers

Total Score | 48.05
National Ranking | 10
Total Commits | 2

Michigan State

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo critical of Ohio State hoops' crowd
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo critical of Ohio State hoops' crowd

Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo watches during the first half of the NCAA men’s basketball game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Value City Arena in Columbus on March 3, 2022. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

By the Numbers

Total Score | 61.07
National Ranking | 5
Total Commits | 3

Ohio State

Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Chris Holtmann motions to his team during the second half of the NCAA men’s basketball game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Value City Arena in Columbus on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Ohio State won 70-45. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Network

By the Numbers

Total Score | 65.09
National Ranking | 3
Total Commits | 4

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