Chris Holtmann gets emotional talking about the comeback of small forward Justice Sueing this season.

Sueing missed all but 2 games last season due to an abdominal injury, and 2 ankle sprains during this year’s preseason further kept him from play.  In his 2020 season with the Buckeyes, the forward was third on Ohio State in scoring with 10.7 points per game.

“Players win games and it was great to see Justice,” said Holtmann. “I told him I got emotional talking about him on the radio because he’s been through a lot.”

The former three-star recruit per the 247Sports Composite committed to California back in 2017, starting all but one game for the Bears in his freshman season. Sueing averaged 13.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game that season, before transferring to Ohio State in 2019.

Sueing racked up 33 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the Buckeyes win over Texas Tech on Wednesday. It was a career high for Sueing, and in his home state. The Buckeyes and the Red Raiders played as part of the Maui Invitational in Hawaii.

Sueing and the Buckeyes will be back in action against Duke on Nov. 30 at 7:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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