Holtmann, Bates-Diop, Mitchell Receive Honors
What a difference a year makes. Last year the Buckeyes lost to the bottom seed in the Big Ten tournament. This year they will be the #2 seed going into Madison Square Garden. Much of that had to do with the new coach, and a healthy senior. Today the success of the team was rewarded as the conference announced the conference post season awards. Leading the way was first year Coach Holtmann who was named Coach of the Year and Keita Bates-Diop earned Player of the Year.
In addition, three players were included in the Al-Big Ten selections. Bates-Diop was unanimous choice on First Team, Jae’Sean Tate was selected 2nd Team and Kaleb Wesson earned a spot on the All-Freshman team, and Andrew Dakich was included on the list of Sportsmanship honorees.
It was complete sweep for the Buckeyes as Kelsey Mitchell was named Player of the Year for the women’s team.