Ohio Men’s Basketball Gains Three New Recruits

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Ohio men’s basketball welcomed in three recruits Wednesday, as Jordan Dartis, Gavin Block and Ellis Dozier solidified their commitments by signing National Letters of Intent.

Dartis, three-star recruit according to ESPN, was the first member of the 2015 to fax in his NLI. The Newark, Ohio, native stands at 6-foot-3, and at 180 pounds will likely play shooting guard at the next level. He has a smooth shooting stroke and a fairly developed offensive game with to navigate through traffic and finish at the rim. ESPN has Dartis rated as 11th player in Ohio in the class of 2015.

Gavin Block, a 6-foot-6 forward, comes to Ohio by way of Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Ill. Block also had interest from several other schools including a pair of Big Ten programs in Iowa and Indiana.  Block occasionally attacks the rim, but the strongest part of his game is his perimeter shot. He has a reasonably quick release, making him a catch-and-shoot threat for the Bobcats.

Ohio’s second 3-star recruit is Ellis Dozier, a 6-foot-9 forward out of Sandy Spring, Md., Dozier is currently attending Fishburne Military School after spending four years at Sherwood High School. While he has decent form, Dozier’s jumper is still somewhat inconsistent. He is athleticism allows him to attack the basket and finish inside. Because it’s not easily taught, Dozier’s footwork down low makes him a difficult assignment for defenders.

With the additions of Dartis, Dozier and Block, head coach Saul Phillips has brought in eight players in his time at Ohio – impressive given the fact that he’s only been in Athens since April. As for the Bobcats already on the squad, they will open their season against Appalachian State at the Convo on Saturday.