August 25, 2006

Turner doesn't sweat the small stuff

While the Ohio State basketball team prepares for its upcoming season and tries to integrate one of the most ballyhooed recruiting classes of all time into Thad Matta's system, four Buckeyes in waiting will embark on one final prep season.

Three of the four are well-known Ohioans: highly rated 7-1 forward/center Kosta Koufos of Canton, well-regarded 6-9 center Dallas Lauderdale of Solon, and high-scoring 6-6 swingman Jon Diebler of Upper Sandusky.

The fourth and sometimes forgotten member of OSU's 2007 recruiting class if 6-6 wing Evan Turner, who is tucked away at Westchester (Ill.) St. Joseph's on the near-west side of Chicago.

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