BOISE, ID - MARCH 17: Head coach Chris Holtmann of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts during the first half against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 17, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Ohio State lands commitment from five-star forward Alonzo Gaffney 

Chris Holtmann’s first full-year Ohio State basketball recruiting class was good but lacked an elite prospect. 

His second one is starting with one of those. 

Alonzo Gaffney, a five-star forward from Garfield Heights, announced Tuesday morning he will be a Buckeye. 

Gaffney is the top-rated player in Ohio in the class of 2019 and the No. 18 player in the country according to the 247Sports Composite. 

The 6-foot-9, 190-pounder also had offers from Kansas, Iowa, Penn State, Pitt, Georgetown, Michigan State and Florida. 

With his announcement, four of the top six players in Ohio have made a commitment, including Xenia guard Samari Curtis. He announced in February he will play at Xavier. 

Pickerington Central point guard Jeremiah Francis is going to North Carolina while Cincinnati Moeller combo guard Miles McBride has chosen West Virginia. 

Sidney point guard Andre Gordon, Trotwood-Madison guard Amari Davis and Gahanna Lincoln forward Jordan Mitchell are the highest-rated players still uncommitted. 

Sidney jr. Andre Gordon addresses a 56-45 defeat of Beavercreek in a boys D-I high school basketball sectional semi on Tue., Feb. 27, 2018. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Last November, Holtmann signed a class rated No. 23 in the nation and headlined by top 100 prospects Luther Muhammad of Jersey City (New Jersey) Hudson Catholic and Jaedon LeDee of Houston (Texas) Kincaid. 

Also heading to Columbus next season are Versailles wing Justin Ahrens and Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon guard Duane Washington. 

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