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Five-star point guard DJ Carton commits to Ohio State

This is, arguably, the biggest recruit secured in the Chris Holtmann.


The Ohio State Buckeyes basketball program got a big BOOOM on Saturday afternoon as 2019 five-star point guard DJ Carton (Bettendorf, IA / Bettendorf) committed to the program. Carton made the decision known on Twitter.

Indiana and Michigan were the other schools in the running for the No. 2 PG in the ‘19 class. Leading up to today’s announcement, it appeared that the Wolverines were the program to beat, as a majority of the 247sports crystal ball predictions seemed to lean toward Carton going to Ann Arbor for his college days.

However, after taking an official visit to OSU early this week, things changed—and Carton felt that OSU was the place for him. With this commitment, the Buckeyes’ 2019 class now have two members: Carton and four-star small forward Alonzo Gaffney.

Carton also held offers from Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Xavier, USC, Marquette, Missouri, and more. Carton is a five-star prospect, and the second-rated point guard in the country according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. He is the best player from Iowa in the class, and the 21st-ranked player in the country.

To say this this is a big commitment would be an understatement. Ohio State has been searching for a true 2019 point guard for months now, and they managed to find one of the nation’s best. Pairing Carton with fellow 2019 five-star Alonzo Gaffney will make for one of the most dangerous one-two punches since Jared Sullinger and Aaron Craft were in Columbus.

Land Grant Holy-Land will have more on this commitment soon. You can watch Carton’s highlights below.