Makayla Waterman
Makayla  Waterman

RS Junior

Kettering, Ohio

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Buckeye Spotlight - Makayla Waterman

OhioStateBuckeyes.com catches up with the redshirt sophomore from Kettering, Ohio


Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics


Faster Ohio State routs overmatched LIU Brooklyn 113-54

Four players recorded double-digit points in win over the Blackbirds


Ohio State vs. Purdue 3-4-17

Ohio State vs. Purdue 3-4-17


Tennessee 78, Ohio State 62

The Buckeyes fall to Tennessee in the 2016 Sweet 16, on March 25.


Virginia @ Ohio State

Dec. 21, 2015



2016-17 - REDSHIRT-sophomore

  • Played in all 35 games
  • Scored 3.3 points and grabbed 3.0 rebounds in 13.5 minutes per game
  • Dished-out 37 assists and blocked 19 shots
  • Shot 46 percent from the floor
  • Had a great season-opener vs. Duquesne (11/11), finishing with nine points and a career-high three assists.
  • Enjoyed a career game vs. LIU Brooklyn (11/19), notching career highs with 15 points, nine rebounds, two steals, six-of-nine FGs and 29 mins
  • Scored five points and grabbed five rebounds in win over FGCU (11/25)
  • Grabbed a career-high tying nine rebounds to go with a career-high five assists and a career-high two steals vs. Canisius (12/11)
  • Blocked a career-high tying three shots and made a career-high six-of-eight free throw attempts to finish with eight points and seven rebounds in the Big Ten Tournament win vs. Northwestern (3/3)
  • Made the first three-pointer of her career and finished six points vs. Notre Dame (3/24) in the Sweet 16

2015-16 - redshirt-freshman

  • Played in 32 of the 34 games and made one start
  • Averaged 3.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game while playing an average of 14.3 minutes per contest
  • Was second on the team with 23 blocked shots
  • Pulled down 46 offensive rebounds which was third-best on the team
  • Scored in double-figures twice, including a 10-point effort in the NCAA Sweet 16 game against Tennessee
  • Made her collegiate debut at #2 South Carolina (11/13)
  • Played 20 minutes and pulled down 5 rebounds against Belmont (11/19)
  • Record her first field goal in the win over Wagner (11/22) and finished with 6 points
  • Had a solid game at Cincinnati (12/6), finishing with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks
  • Started the first game of her career against NC A&T (12/13)
  • Grabbed a then season-high 7 rebounds in the win over Indiana (1/7)
  • Scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds against Wisconsin (2/4)
  • Dished a pair of assists to go with 8 points in win at Penn State (2/14)
  • Tied a season-high with 2 steals against Nebraska (2/18)
  • Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds to go with 3 points in rout of Illinois (2/21)
  • Had a great NCAA Tournament debut, scoring 6 points, grabbing 8 rebounds, dishing 2 assists, blocking 2 shots and swiping 1 steal in a season-high 24 minutes vs. Buffalo (3/18)
  • Scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in the Sweet 16 game against Tennessee (3/25)

2014-15 - FRESHMAN

  • Suffered a torn ACL in the first practice of the season on Oct. 6
  • Underwent surgery and missed the entire season.


  • 2014 Honorable Mention Division I All-Ohio
  • 2014 Associated Press Division I All-Southwest District Second Team
  • ESPN Top 100 and four-star prospect
  • Ranked 99th overall and 19th at her position by ESPN
  • No. 35 prospect, No. 10 at her position according to Prospects Nation
  • 2013 Ohio Division I state champion
  • Named co-outstanding player of the Division I state tournament
  • Posted 24 points and 11 rebounds in state championship game
  • Named to GWOC First-Team All-Division in her freshman and junior seasons
  • GWOC Second-Team All-Division I selection as a sophomore
  • Three-time GWOC conference champion
  • Notched a 27-1 record in her junior season, including a 13-game win-streak en route to a state championship
  • Averaged 11.4 ppg as a senior and 8.9 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.7 steals her junior season ... winner of the Melissa Fortener McLaughlin B Positive Spirit Award
  • Granddaughter of former Ohio State men's basketball assistant coach Ben Waterman.