Abel Porter will not play this year for Ohio State as the transfer guard has called an end to his collegiate career.

A graduate transfer from Utah State, Porter will not participate this year for Ohio State due to what the program said in a statement is “a non-COVID related medical condition.” Porter, a guard, transferred into the program this past spring.

“This has been a difficult past few weeks for Abel and his family,” Ohio State basketball coach Chris Holtmann said in a statement. “He is a tremendous person and I know he is very appreciative for the opportunity to be a Buckeye. Abel has expressed how thankful he is for the fantastic medical care he has received. He will remain a part of our program.”

Last season, Ohio State finished 21-10 with an 11-9 record in the Big Ten. Porter was being counted on as a potentially important piece for the Buckeyes as they re-stocked their backcourt depth this offseason.

Backcourt depth is a concern for Ohio State. While they added two four-star players in their 2020 class, both Eugene Brown and Zed Key are forwards.

Last season for Utah State, the guard played 25.6 minutes per game. In 34 games – all starts – he averaged 5.6 points per game and 3.2 assists per game. The Aggies went 26-8 and finished second in the Mountain West Conference.