BGSU Basketball just got a commitment from 6'8" 240 lb Power Forward Derek Koch from Northwestern HS in Salem, OH.— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) September 18, 2016
In the midst of football, football football, the men's basketball program remains hard at work. They have landed a commit....you can see the above name, helping to answer what is the biggest remaining issue for the program...some strength and beef inside.
West Salem is in eastern Ohio, kind of between Canton and Youngstown.
This one could be big. 24/7 sports gives him a 2-star composite but ranks him the 4th highest player in Ohio and the #83 PF in the country. OHHoops.org has the same ranking.
He had offers from Akron, Ball State, Brown, Cornell, Kent, Lehigh, Oakland, Robert Morris, Tennessee Tech, UT and West Virginia according to 24/7. That's a pretty good list, if accurate...and a big coup for Coach Huger. Also, those Ivy League offers should indicate a strong academic background.
He was also first-team all-Ohio, the District Player of the Year, and his conference player of the year.
So. You have to like the sound of all that. I'm really enthused about the men's basketball program...I just feel like we are on the right trajectory.
Welcome to the Falcons, Derek