Nov. 14, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Thad Matta, head coach of the Buckeyes, announced Wednesday the signing of Marc Loving (Toledo, Ohio/St. John Jesuit HS) and Kameron “Kam” Williams (Baltimore, Md./Mount St. Joseph’s HS) to NCAA National Letters of Intent to join the Ohio State men’s basketball program for the 2013-14 season.
Loving, a 6-foot-8-inch, 215-pound forward, is considered one of the Top 100 players nationally by several recruiting services. He was the 2012 Associated Press Division I Co-Player of the year in Ohio as well as earning all-district and Three Rivers Athletic Conference Player of the Year accolades.
“We have followed Marc’s career closely for several years,” Matta said. “He is a terrific young man and is a skilled basketball player. He fits in well with our program and has a bright future at Ohio State.”
Loving was a second team all-state selection in 2011 as a sophomore. St. John Jesuit is 52-15 over his three seasons, which included a 19-2 record as a sophomore. As a junior last year, he averaged 22.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
During the 2012 NCAA Final Four activities in New Orleans, Loving was one of eight juniors selected to play in the 2012 All-American Championship event.
Williams (G, 6-2, 170), another Top 100 prospect, led his AAU squad, Nike Baltimore Elite, in scoring with 22.2 points per game while shooting 53 percent from the field and 48 percent from 3-point range.
“Kam is another great fit for us,” Matta said. “He has a natural gift for scoring the basketball. He has a natural feel for the game and I look forward to incorporating his skill set in our program.”
Williams earned first team Baltimore Catholic League honors as a sophomore and was the league’s MVP in 2011-12.