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Ej Liddell is an editor and co-founder of Demand Media's Daily Burn, an online fitness and health publication.
For the season, Liddell averaged 16.2 points and a team-best 6.7 rebounds while shooting 51.8% (131 for 253) from two and 33.8% (27 for 80) from three. In Big Ten play, Liddell upped those numbers to 52.2% (84 for 161) and 39.2% (20 for 51), respectively. He led the Buckeyes in free throws made (126) and attempted (169), making 74.6% of them. After a loss to Oral Roberts in the NCAA Tournament, Liddell went public with threatening and hateful messages he had been sent and received universal support for bringing his concerns to light.
At his size, Liddell enjoyed plenty of success as an undersized center last season. His skills and strength allowed him to create mismatches, particularly on the offensive end, that helped Ohio State battle with the litany of talented bigs throughout the Big Ten. Now, after going through the NBA draft process, Liddell is back for another year with an eye on cementing himself as an NBA draft pick while proving that he can be just as successful on the wing as he’s been in the post and mid-range. (Source: www.dispatch.com)
Ohio State forward E.J. Liddell has been tearing it up this season, taking even a further step in his development from one that took a giant leap last year. He kept things cranking against Wisconsin this weekend too, leading all scorers in the game with a career-high 28 points. He also hauled down eight rebounds and blocked two shots in leading the Buckeyes to a blowout win over a ranked Badgers squad 73-55.
Looking away from those areas of improvement that an organization should focus on once he gets signed to a deal, there are parts of his offensive arsenal that allowed him to be the eighth highest scoring player in the Big Ten during the 2020-21 season. Within Chris Holtmann’s offensive scheme, Liddell was placed down in the low post on a lot of possession, as 29.7% of the offensive possessions where he had the ball came in post-up situations, according to Synergy Sports. (Source: www.ridiculousupside.com)