Ohio State guard C.J. Walker has decided to start pursuing a career in the NBA.

Monday, Walker tweeted out that he intends to declare for the 2021 NBA Draft and hire an agent. That will put an end to his career in Columbus as a member of the Buckeyes. The guard made the announcement on Twitter.

“After much discussion with my family, Coach [Chris] Holtmann and the basketball staff, I’ve decided to take the next steps and pursue my professional basketball career,” Walker wrote. “I will be hiring an agent and forgoing my extra year of eligibility. Ohio State thank you for everything.”

Walker spent two seasons at Ohio State after transferring in from Florida State. He played in 58 games with the Buckeyes and made 41 career starts over the past two years. He averaged a career-high 9.5 points, 4.4 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game during the 2020-21 season.

Ohio State finished the season with a 21-10 record.

Walker started his college career at Florida State, playing for the Seminoles for two seasons before transferring to Ohio State. Over the course of his four seasons, Walker played in 126 games with 75 starts and averaged7.7 points, 2.8 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game.

Because the NCAA granted all winter student-athletes an additional year of eligibility, Walker could’ve returned to Ohio State for one more season at the college level.

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