May 6, 2019

Five Buckeyes Earn Degrees Sunday


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Four members of the Ohio State men’s basketball program earned their degrees at Ohio State Spring Commencement Sunday in Ohio Stadium.

Joey Lane earned his degree in marketing, Danny Hummer graduated with a degree in economics, C.J. Jackson and Greg Oden each earned degrees in sport industry while Andrew Dakich received his master’s degree in sports coaching.

Lane, a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, initially walked on to the men’s basketball team before earning a scholarship prior to his sophomore season. The Deerfield, Ill., native appeared in 36 games during his Buckeye career.

Hummer, from Upper Arlington, Ohio, transferred to Ohio State from Air Force prior to the 2017-18 season. An Academic All-Big Ten pick in 2019, Hummer played in nine games off the bench for the Buckeyes this past season.

Jackson, who recently completed his third season at Ohio State, played in 100 career games for the Buckeyes, making 71 starts. A native of Charlotte, N.C., Jackson scored 1,016 points in his three seasons as a Buckeye, leading the team in assists and ranking second in scoring his junior and senior campaigns.

A native of Indianapolis, Ind., Oden spent the 2007 season with the Buckeyes and led Ohio State to the 2007 NCAA Championship Game in his one season in the Scarlet and Gray. The No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, Oden spent the last three years as a student assistant coach with the Buckeyes.

Dakich, from Zionsville, Ind., played in 34 games for the Buckeyes as a graduate transfer, helping the Buckeyes reach the NCAA Tournament in the 2017-18 season. A 2018 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree, Dakich spent the 2018-19 season as a student assistant coach with the Buckeyes.