May 14, 2013
Gahanna's Stokes to play men's basketball for Walsh
Ronnie Stokes Jr. is probably best known as the son of the former Ohio State men's basketball player and current Buckeyes radio analyst with the same name.
He also has the distinction of being the younger brother of former Ohio State women's star Amber Stokes.
Stokes Jr., who this past winter was the glue that held the Gahanna boys basketball program together, will still be hanging around a court the next few years after he recently committed to play for Walsh University.
Last season, Gahanna had four players, including Akron-recruit Aaron Jackson, miss time for disciplinary reasons.
Stokes Jr. seemed to hold that ship together, averaging 8.2 points and making second-team all-OCC-Ohio Division as the Lions went 22-6 and were Division I regional runners-up.
Stokes Jr.'s father, of course, went to Canton McKinley, which isn't far from Walsh.
"I had a couple visits up there and I really like the staff and the campus, and it was close to my family in the Canton area," Stokes Jr. said. "I also considered Shawnee State, Heidelberg and Muskingum. I think Walsh (will) be a great fit for me."