Less than two weeks after committing to Ohio State, 6-foot-10 big man Daniel Giddens announced he is headed to Oak Hill Academy (Va.) for his senior season.
Giddens is transferring from Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler.
“Daniel will be a major presence on the defensive end with his ability to alter and block shots as well as rebound,” Oak Hill coach Steve Smith told SNY.tv. “He scores inside with both hands and has developed his face-up game and range on his jumper. He is a player who continues to get better and better on a daily basis.
“He joins other newcomers in 6-6 Dwayne Bacon, 6-3 Josh Reaves, 6-7 Joe Hampton, 6-4 Andrew Fleming and 6-1 Lindell Wigginton. Returners are 6-11 Rodney Miller, 6-9 Khadim Sy, 5-11 Terrence Philips and 6-7 Tony Anderson.”
On July 4, Giddens pledged to Ohio State over Kansas, Georgia, Arizona, Indiana and Florida, becoming their fourth 2014 commit.
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