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Garfield Heights’ Alonzo Gaffney commits to Ohio State

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OHIO– Five-star recruit Alonzo Gaffney committed to The Ohio State University on Tuesday morning. The Garfield Heights forward announced his decision on Twitter.

Gaffney is the No. 1 recruit in the state and the No. 18 player in the country, per 247Sports.com. When Chris Holtmann took over at OSU last year, they made Gaffney their biggest priority in the 2019 class, per ESPN.

For the Bulldogs this past season, Gaffney averaged 18.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks. He was named to the All-Ohio first team as well. Garfield Heights ended the year with an 18-6 record and lost to Shaker Heights in the district finals.

Per ESPN, Gaffney was also being recruited by North Carolina, Michigan State, Georgetown and others. Gaffney’s committing to the Buckeyes makes them just one of four schools with a five-star pledge in the junior class. Kentucky has two while both Duke and Maryland have one.

Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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