Ex-Buckeye DJ Carton granted immediate eligibility at Marquette
Former Ohio State guard DJ Carton has been granted immediate eligibility for the 2020-21 season at Marquette. He will be a sophomore after spending his freshman year with the Buckeyes.
Marquette made the announcement via Twitter on Wednesday.
“BREAKING: The NCAA has granted DJ Carton a waiver and he is immediately eligible to play for #mubb in 2020-21 after transferring from Ohio State,” the tweet said. “Averaged 10.4 ppg in 20 appearances last season and has three years of eligibility with MU.”
BREAKING: The NCAA has granted @DJCarton a waiver and he is immediately eligible to play for #mubb in 2020-21 after transferring from Ohio State. Averaged 10.4 ppg. in 20 appearances last season and has three years of eligibility with MU. pic.twitter.com/cPYlZ7rI6Y
— Marquette Basketball (@MarquetteMBB) June 17, 2020
Carton decided to leave Ohio State and enter the transfer portal at the end of the 2019-20 campaign — which was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Near the end of the season, Carton took a leave of absence from the basketball program, citing mental health concerns. His decision to step away from basketball and address those concerns was applauded across the college basketball landscape. Weeks after the season concluded, he decided it was best to find a new school.
In addition to averaging 10.4 points per game, Carton also averaged 3.0 assists and 2.8 rebounds per contest for the Buckeyes as a freshman. He shot 47.7 percent from the floor and 40 percent from 3-point range.
Marquette finished the 2019-20 season with an 18-12 record.