Ohio State men’s basketball celebrates seniors
The Ohio State Department of Athletics and the men’s basketball program recognized seniors in an on-court ceremony Sunday prior to the game against the Wisconsin Badgers. The seniors are C. J. Jackson, Joey Lane and Keyshawn Woods.
“It’s unique that you had three guys that all came in at different times but three really special young men that come from fantastic families,” said head coach Chris Holtmann.
Woods is completing his lone season with the Buckeyes after joining the Ohio State program last summer. He has played more than 26 minutes a game this season and has been instrumental in helping the Buckeyes position themselves for postseason competition. Woods has been working toward a graduate degree in leadership and coaching while at Ohio State.
Lane has spent the last four years with the program. Initially a walk-on with the Buckeyes, Lane, who hails from Deerfield, Illinois, earned a scholarship prior to his sophomore season. He has been an Academic All-Big Ten selection each of the last three seasons and appeared in more than 30 games during his Ohio State career. He will graduate this spring with a degree in marketing.
Jackson is completing his third season with the Buckeyes. The Charlotte, North Carolina, native has played nearly 100 games for Ohio State with nearly 70 starts. He is close to 1,000 career points with more than 300 rebounds and assists during his Ohio State career. Jackson will graduate this spring with a degree in sport industry.
Former standout Greg Oden was also honored on senior day. He will graduate in May with a degree in sport industry. He spent one season in the scarlet and gray and led Ohio State to the 2007 NCAA Championship Game.
The No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, Oden is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, and has spent the last three years as a student assistant coach with the Buckeyes.