After verbally committing to Ohio State in September over chances to suit up on the college level at Texas A&M, LSU, UCLA, and many other universities across the country, four-star small forward Jaedon LeDee is now officially an Ohio State student athlete.
Just before noon, Sherri LeDee, Jaedon’s mother, posted this to Twitter in support of her son making his college decision:
Signing his national letter of intent with the Buckeyes on Wednesday, the wait to put pen to paper is over for LeDee, who dealt a pledge to Chris Holtmann and company soon after the Buckeyes lost out on one-time commit turned Missouri signee, Torrence Watson.
LeDee, a Houston, Texas native, should definitely help a Buckeye squad looking for depth once arriving in Columbus. Seeing time at different positions at the Kinkaid School, the 6’9 230-pound standout has proven he can stuff the stat sheet inside around the rim and on the perimeter.
Currently considered the 29th small forward, and the 113th overall prospect in the class of 2018, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, LeDee averaged over 20 points, and 10 rebounds a game for the Falcons last season as a junior.
“LeDee, after adding roughly 60 pounds onto his frame over past few years to get up to 230, brings a much needed skill set to Columbus. He’s a pure scorer, both as a shooter and a slasher, as well as a physical and tenacious rebounder. At over 6-foot-7, 230, he’s very similar in size to former Michigan State star and NBA All-Star Draymond Green, though LeDee is far more athletic, and dangerous with the ball than Green was in East Lansing.
LeDee’s play style is fairly similar, however, to former Buckeye David Lighty. They’re both athletic, long wings that can attack the hoop, pass, rebound, and really just do it all. LeDee’s defense is serviceable, and he has a knack for swatting shots, so he’ll be a welcome addition to the team, likely at power forward.
He may take a little while to get up to speed at the next level, but from his smooth jumper to willingness to drive or pass, LeDee should be a huge part of Ohio State’s team in a few years.” - Patrick Mayhorn, Land-Grant Holy Land