Ohio State men’s basketball senior players and managers honored
Senior players Danny Hummer and Andre Wesson played their final game on home court for the Buckeyes
The Ohio State University Department of Athletics and the men’s basketball program recognized seniors in an on-court ceremony Thursday night prior to the game against Illinois. Senior players Danny Hummer and Andre Wesson played their final game on home court for the Buckeyes.
“Obviously it’s a special night, a really special night with our seniors,” said head coach Chris Holtmann. “Andre Wesson and Danny Hummer – both guys I love and care about so much. [I’m] so happy for them.”
Wesson is on track to earn his degree in economics this spring. He has played in 125 career games for the Buckeyes with 60 starts over the last four seasons. Over the last two years, Wesson has averaged 9 points a game while earning a reputation as an outstanding defender and 3-point shooter.
“This is something that I’ve wanted from a young age. Me and my brother, just to be able to come here and do what we can do and for my dad to be at all the games, it’s been special,” Wesson said. “To make him proud is one of the biggest accomplishments of my life for sure.”
The Buckeyes are positioned to participate in their third-consecutive NCAA Tournament behind Wesson’s leadership. He is part of a Wesson legacy at Ohio State that has totaled 334 games and nearly 2,300 points along with his younger brother Kaleb, the team’s junior center and father, Keith, who played for the Buckeyes from 1983 to 1987.
Hummer earned a degree in economics in the spring of 2019. He is a graduate student in the Ohio State master of kinesiology program. Hummer is a three-time scholar athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. On the court, Hummer has appeared in 21 games the last two years and in 32 total after transferring from the Air Force Academy following his sophomore year.
“Six years ago, if you told me I’d be here today, I would’ve told you you were crazy,” Hummer said.
Student managers Sean Gill, Matt Plank and Avery Van Reeth were honored as well.
Gill has been a manager with the Buckeyes the last two seasons. He is on pace to graduate this summer with a degree in criminology. He plans to begin a career in law enforcement upon graduation.
Plank is a third-year manager majoring in business marketing. He is scheduled to graduate in May with a plan to pursue a career in sports management or sports marketing.
Van Reeth is completing his third year as an Ohio State manager. He will graduate in May with a degree in sport industry and a minor in coaching. He plans to begin graduate school next year.