The Bobcats must replace 40% of their scoring, 29% or their rebounding and 67% of their assists from last season according to basketball lines stats.
NCAA basketball lines stats show that guard Bert Whittington returns after averaging 11 pts and 3 assists per game last year. Also returning is guard Bubba Walther who averaged 12 pts per game a year ago according to basketball lines stats. The front line looks solid as Jerome Tillman and Leon Williams return. Tillman averaged 15 points and 8 rebounds per game according to NCAA basketball lines stats. Williams averaged 14 points and 9 rebounds according to basketball betting line stats. Expected to take the other spot upfront is Murray State transfer Justin Orr. He averaged 7 points per game and 3 rebounds per game according to NCAA basketball lines stats.
Other returnees are Asown Sayles and Kenneth van Kempen according to NCAA basketball lines experts. Newcomers that could see playing time are Michael Allen, Allen Hester, and Maurice Pearson according to NCAA basketball lines experts. Experts that look at the NCAA basketball lines beli.0eve that if Justin Orr plays the way he's capable of playing, Ohio will have the best frontcourt in the MAC with potential 1st-team all-MAC players in Jerome Tillman and Leon Williams. The problem will be getting them the ball according to NCAA basketball lines experts. Bubba Walther returns to play shooting guard, but he is not a point guard according to NCAA basketball lines experts. JUCO transfers, Bert Whittington and Michael Allen will probably compete for the job according to basketball lines experts.
The other problem for Ohio is they have no depth according to NCAA basketball lines experts. It could be that Maurice Pearson, the freshman from Maryland could see playing time. Zach Nagtzaam, a top 25 player from Canada, could also see playing time according to NCAA basketball lines experts. Ohio will probably shoot a lot and play average defense. That will probably be good for somewhere in the middle of the pack in the MAC according to NCAA basketball line experts.