Ohio State PF (14) - Kalen Etzler (****)

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    Kalen Etzler (2021 – Crestview)
    Four-star 6-foot-8, 195-pound forward
    In Crestview, the name Etzler is synonymous with basketball. Kalen and his brother Javin, a 2019 Miami (Ohio) signee, play high-school basketball in a gym named after their grandfather. Their uncle, Doug, played for Ohio State in the 1990s.

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    Kalen might be on track to follow his uncle and eventually become a Buckeye. In the recently released 247Sports 2021 recruiting rankings, Etzler was named a top-50 overall prospect and the top recruit in Ohio, edging out Johnson.

    The Buckeyes have not offered Etzler a scholarship, but they have invited him on multiple visits. Etzler grew up an Ohio State fan, and there's mutual interest. Miami (Ohio), Duquesne and Bowling Green have offered him scholarships, but that list should extend this summer. Provided Etzler continues to fill out his frame and develop his offensive game, he'll remain a top target of Ohio State.
     
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    Kalen Etzler to Play for Uncle at Crestview
    Before Kalen Etzler had to keep his commitment to Ohio State a secret for three days, he had to keep quiet about the fact that his uncle, Doug, would become his head coach at Convoy Crestview.

    "I knew that about two days after my coach did retire," Etzler said. "Obviously I was one of the first to know, since it's family-related. He was going to try out. We didn't know if it was going to happen. Ended up finding out like five days later or something like that, and he got it."

    Doug, who played basketball for the Buckeyes from 1991 to 1995, was most recently Teays Valley's head coach.

    Etzler has never played for his uncle's teams, but he has seen him coach.

    "His offense is really similar to what we do, except they do it in transition," Etzler said. "They run a quick offense out of transition, so I hope it'll be the same. Maybe some high ball screens for me."

    Now, he'll get a chance to experience playing in his uncle's system for the first time.

    So, what will it be like for the future Buckeye playing for the former Buckeye?

    "I have no idea," Etzler said. "My dad said he's going to be intense. It's a family thing, so I'm not going to let it get to my head."
     
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