If Khalif wasn’t an option, then Rhoades should have gone after Jamison Battle (no relation). Jamison is a 6-foot-7 wing who transferred to Columbus from Minnesota for his final year of eligibility and he’s providing the Buckeyes with elite three-point shooting. He’s averaging 14.1 points and hitting at 44.4% from deep on 6.4 attempts.
Amazingly, in 2022-23 he shot 31.1% on 7.1 attempts while Zach Hicks made 35.6% of his seven three-point attempts per game at Temple. In the offseason, Hicks appeared to be the better option as a stretch-four/3-and-D wing, but Battle has developed while Hicks has regressed.
Rhoades made a few nice additions in the portal with Baldwin and Wahab, but next season he needs to prioritize three-point shooting and front-court defense to build around Clary, his 5-foot-11 three-level scorer.