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Bates-Diop Talks Ohio State Verbal

Normal University small forward Keita Bates-Diop ended his recruitment Sunday morning with a commitment to Ohio St.

"I felt really good about the school and the relationships with the staff. The academics are great too and the people I met around campus were great too."

KBD has quickly built a tight relationship with the Buckeyes staff.

"I was able to talk to them about anything. Basketball, life, school everything."

Why the decision now?

"I felt like their was no need to wait."

The junior ranks as one of the elite prospects in the state and a top 15 prospect nationally in 2014.