Ohio State freshman Russell able to enroll

Team USA South player D'Angelo Russell (7) shoots the ball against Team Pan-Africa during the Nike Global Challenge at Trinity University in Washington, DC.

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Ohio State basketball fans can breath a sigh of relief upon the news prized recruit D’Angelo Russell will be in the Buckeyes lineup this season.

Russell, a five-star recruit and the No. 2 shooting guard in the country according to Scout.com, did not enroll with the rest of the incoming freshman last week because the NCAA Eligibility Center had not cleared his transcript.

Tuesday the program Twitter page posted an announcement, "Great to have our newest Buckeyes all enrolled and on campus now!"

A Louisville, Ky., native who played at national powerhouse Montverde (Fla.) Academy last season, Russell earned McDonald’s All-American status as a senior and also was selected for the Jordan Brand Classic all-star game.

He is expected to bring a much-needed scoring punch to a Buckeye backcourt that loses senior guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr.

Joining Russell in a recruiting class ranked 10th nationally are five-star forward Keita Bates-Diop of Normal (Ill.) University High, four-star forward Jae’Sean Tate of Pickerington (Ohio) Central and three-star center Dave Bell of Garfield Heights, Ohio.

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