Originally Posted by BD6372
At 6'6" tall with no ball handling or shooting skills (whatsoever), Weatherspoon was forced into either a Power forward position or Center. He is too short to play either in the B1G. I don't know if it was bad recruiting by OSU or the kid never worked at getting better but it was obvious that he would never get significant minutes at Ohio State. Maybe as you say this should have been told to him a year sooner but he did get the benefit of practicing agqainst some really good players and his body developed from a skinny kid to a man all of which will benefit him in the MAC (which is where he should have been all along) I wish him well and will follow his playing career at UT but it was in his best interest that Matta had that talk with him as he would never have played for OSU.
'Spoon was a package deal with the other Ohio Red kids, especially Sullinger. With Jared gone and no chance to break into the lineup, he no longer had a reason to stay. Might as well find somewhere he can have some fun.