Ronnie Stacy is a Junior College transfer from Tyler College in Texas. It seems the main factor for Stacy to choose OSU was the buzz around the program and players already on the roster. His former coach said "He really loved the kids on the team," Mike Marquis said. "He was very, very impressed, but it was easy to see an opportunity and he was excited about that. Of course, the campus, the town and the community were great. Like all kids, he wants to go in with a real shot at earning minutes."
The Alabama native should help fill the need at the Point Guard position after the departure of Gary Payton II, Derrick Bruce and Malcolm Duvivier. Stacy is a taller PG at 6’4” and should have no issues driving the lane, as showcased in this highlight clip
I believe Stacy will be in the mix to compete for a starting job. His experience and ball-handling skills will be crucial for a young team light on solid ball-handlers. With the season starting this Friday, It will be interesting to see who comes out as the opening-day starter.
Head Coach Wayne Tinkle had this to say about Stacy, "Ronnie is a prototypical point guard who always looks to pass first and get his teammates involved. He knows how to run the offense, get the ball to the scorers and handle pressure."
More from Tinkle, “We think he has the ability to be a lockdown defender on the perimeter. He's very competitive and will help our young stable of guards improve on a daily basis. He brings maturity, toughness and leadership to our team. We are thrilled to be adding another high-character person to our program.”
By all accounts Ronnie Stacy is exactly the type of player you want in your basketball program. He is a pass-first point guard, who is hard-working, physical on defense and a good student.