A potential key contributor for the Ohio State Buckeyes men’s basketball team has been cleared to return to the court. On Tuesday, Cleveland.com reported junior Jae’Sean Tate has been cleared to practice this month after undergoing offseason surgeries on his shoulder and ankle.
Tate, who started 28 games a year ago before injuries cut his season short, was averaging 11.7 points and 6.4 rebounds during his sophomore season.
“He is cleared,” Ohio State head coach Thad Matta said. “Everything is good. The good thing is we won’t do anything for the next two-and-a-half weeks. When we get back he’ll be 100 percent full contact. He can shoot and run and do all those things now.”
Ohio State seems poised to improve on its 2015-16 campaign which ended with a second-round NIT loss to Florida.
Along with the return of Tate, the Buckeyes are set to return their top six scorers from a year ago while also adding four-star forward Derek Funderburk.
Matta has to be thrilled with the direction of his program.
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