Here's the only way I can look at Darius Bazley.
Bazley is best friends w/Justin Ahrens from Versailles, Ohio, brother of MSU Spartan Kyle Ahrens.
Bazley and Ahrens committed to Ohio State near spring/early summer 2016 and both stated it was a dream to play together in college.
My best guess as to who he is, where his priorities are, stems from idea he buys into, w/good reason, Ohio State's struggles. (More or less his words-->) He doesn't see Ohio State, Thad Matta, the program, and the players as being able to drive his stock up individually. Doesn't (strangely for me) feel even with someone with his talent, he could lead the Buckeyes into the NCAA tournament. He believes it enough to unlock his connection to Justin which will allow him to play on a bigger stage.
I can't say I blame him where Ohio State is concerned.
He does seem to have a bit of a transient personality.
Transferred from his original HS, Finneytown, to Cincinnati Princeton.
Was on King James (think I'm right on that) last AAU season. Started off with C2KElite this AAU season, and has changed teams twice more, ending up w/Mean Streets.
I can't say I really know much of his personality. Seems like an affable kid. Appears to be naive. Likely wants to get everything he can on the recruiting trail while he has a shot at doing so. One might say that's a flaw, depending on how you go about it, but putting myself in his position if that's what he wants then I'm good with that. It's his life.
Where UM is concerned I think he sees the tangible development Beilein has provided different levels of talent and thinks that could be a good situation for him, too.
I really do wish him well. He can play and with flair. He needs strength, muscle, a consistent outside jumper and he's good to go. Lots to work with. Would be interesting to see how Beilein would use him.
Sorry for the length of this.