West Virginia guard Sean McNeil to play in Big Ten, but he’s not IU bound

Indiana didn’t land West Virginia transfer guard Sean McNeil, but they’ll see more of him next year.

The 6-foot-3 McNeil wrapped up a visit at Indiana on Friday, but it was his next visit that sealed the deal.

McNeil left Bloomington for Columbus, Ohio, and he left there a Buckeye.  He announced his commitment to Ohio State on Sunday evening.

Ohio State will likely need to replace a significant scoring load if E.J. Liddell and Malaki Branham stay in the NBA Draft.  The addition of McNeil (12 ppg) is the second transfer portal pickup of the offseason for Chris Holtmann, who signed Wright State transfer guard Tanner Holden earlier this month. Holden averaged 20.1 points per game for the Raiders.

Guards Jamari Wheeler, Cedric Russell and Jimmy Sotos all exhausted their eligibility with Ohio State, and Meechie Johnson and Justin Ahrens have both entered the transfer portal this offseason.  The Buckeyes have three guards in their top-10 recruiting class of 2022.

Indiana will now focus on landing Wichita State transfer guard Dexter Dennis, who visited IU earlier in the week.  He indicated on Saturday he intends to announce a top-5 list shortly.  Indiana and Clemson are Dennis’ only reported visits.

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