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Men’s Basketball: Four-star 2019 forward E.J. Liddell commits to Ohio State

After getting commitments from five-star guard D.J. Carton and four-star forward Alonzo Gaffney, head coach Chris Holtmann and the Ohio State men’s basketball team added its third commitment in the 2019 class.

Four-star forward E.J. Liddell announced his commitment to the Buckeyes on Monday via Twitter.

The No. 48 player and the No. 10 power forward in the 2019 recruiting class, Liddell, out of Belleville, Illinois, is the No. 1 recruit in the state according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

Liddell won the Mr. Illinois Basketball award after his junior season, only the second non-senior to win the award. Last season, he averaged 20.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists.

Joining Carton and Gaffney, Liddell rounds out the 13th-ranked Ohio State 2019 recruiting class, ranked as the No. 1 class in the Big Ten.

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