Youngstown State Men’s Basketball Signs First-Team All-Ohio Pick Naz Bohannon

Youngstown State Men’s Basketball Signs First-Team All-Ohio Pick Naz Bohannon

Naz Bohannon, an Associated Press All-Ohio First-Team selection, has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Youngstown State men's basketball program, Head Coach Jerrod Calhoun announced on Thursday.

Bohannon, a 6-foot-6 forward from Lorain, Ohio, was named Lorain County's Mr. Basketball after averaging 17 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game, and led Lorain High School to a 23-3 record and three straight Lake Erie League championships. He also shot 51 percent from the field for the Titans.

"Naz is a very versatile player and will play multiple positions for us," Calhoun said. "He is a tremendous open-court player that really fits our system. Also being a highly-recruited football player, he brings a toughness and plays with a chip on his shoulder.

"I've said that we need to recruit inside-out and Naz being from Northeast Ohio is a good start to landing guys in our own backyard."

Bohannon, the AP Northeast Lakes District Player of the Year, is Lorain's all-time leading scorer with 1,345 career points and grabbed 863 career rebounds. He also set a single-game record with 11 assists against Amherst in 2016. He led Lorain to a 69-8 mark in three seasons, including a regional semifinal appearance.

Bohannon chose YSU over Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Green Bay, Kent State, Stony Brook, the United States Military Academy, Brown, New Mexico and Indiana State.

On the academic front, Bohannon carries a 3.93 grade-point average and plans to major in mechanical or chemical engineering.