Versailles standout Justin Ahrens decommits from Ohio State


VERSAILLES -- Versailles standout Justin Ahrens has decommitted from Ohio State following Thad Matta's exit at Ohio State.

Ahrens will be a senior for the 2017-18 season.

He's the younger brother of Versailles grad and Michigan State player Kyle Ahrens.

On his twitter account Justin posted the following message announcing his intentions to reopen his recruitment.

"First, I would like to thank coach Matta and his staff at The Ohio State University for giving me the opportunity, and believing in me to represent their program. It was truly a blessing to have an opportunity like that come up in my life...due to coach Matta's release, and after talking with my family, I would like to anounced that I will be re opening my recruitment. I am still considering the program, and I wish the best for the University."

As a junior Justin Ahrens averaged 23.1 points per game to go with shooting 41.7 percent from 3-point range.

He led Versailles to a #2 ranking in the final poll and a trip to the regional semi-final.

Ahrens was named both the Midwest Athletic Conference player of the year and the Division III co-player of the year in Ohio.

As a sophomore Ahrens averaged 22.7 points per game and made 40.6 percent of his 3-point shots. This season he also was a 1st team All-MAC selection and a 3rd team All-Ohio selection in Division III.

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