Lee, a 6-foot-9 junior who averaged 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds last season for the Owls, had narrowed his list to five schools: Ohio State, Indiana, Louisville, Iowa State and Notre Dame.
Lee will graduate in May and can play his final season next season in Columbus. He told ESPN that geography and style of play were determining factors. Lee grew up in Maryland, but his parents currently live in Moline, Ill. -- which is about six hours from Ohio State.
"It felt right," Lee said after visiting Ohio State on Friday. "It's the right place for me. I was watching the games last night with the players and we were all talking about what we could do next season."