- Played in all 35 games, averaging 12.1 minutes of a game
- Recorded career high 9 points on career best 4-of-6 shooting in career high 25 minutes at Penn State (Feb. 27)
- Tied career high in blocks with 4 against Nittany Lions (Feb. 27)
- Recorded career-best 4 blocks vs. ULM (Dec. 27)
- Scored career high 7 points vs. Bryant (Dec. 11) ... 2-of-3 from the field
- Played then-career high 21 minutes at Marquette (Nov. 16)
- Scored then-career-high six points vs. Morgan State (Nov. 9) in 18 minutes of action, which also served as a then-career best
- Appeared in 19 games, producing 25 total points.
- Saw first NCAA tournament action against Iona (3/22/13), scoring a career-high five points in eight minutes.
- Took the court in five of the final eight regular-season games and a total of eight Big Ten contests.
- Grabbed a career-high six boards at Wisconsin (2/17/13), including four on the offensive end.
- Earned first two career blocks against Savannah State (12/12/12).
- Doubled season total to date with four points against Long Beach State (12/8/12), including 2-2 showing from the FT line.
- Played 13 minutes vs. UMKC, a career high, and tallied his third career field goal.
- Made 13 appearances, averaging 2.9 minutes with two points
- Secured first career points with a bucket against Michigan (3/10/12) in the Big Ten semifinal
- Produced first career assist at Iowa (1/7/12)
- Tallied first career rebounds vs. Jackson State (11/18/11), picking up two
- One of four freshmen to make debut in season opener vs. Wright State
PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
- Averaged 9.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game to lead his team in both categories during his junior year of basketball at Battle Creek Central High School in Michigan
- Also chipped in 1.6 blocks per game under the direction of his high school coach, Greg Williams
- As a senior, earned All-Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference and all-city honors, in addition to team MVP honors
- Member of The Family AAU traveling team during the summer circuit
- Also lettered three years in cross country and one season in track in high school
- Was a four-year member of the honor roll at Central
- Son of Lee and Jonna McDonald and has one sibling, brother Lee
- Would like to continue his basketball career or work in computer science field after Ohio State
- Son of Lee McDonald. Cousin, T.J. Buchanan, plays for Rhode Island