Ohio State guard CJ Walker decided to enter his name in the 2020 NBA Draft while keeping a return to Columbus as an option for the upcoming season. Now, he’s made his decision.

Walker will be returning to Ohio State for his final season, opting to withdraw his name from the draft. He made an announcement via his Instagram account on Monday.

Bet $1 on NBA Finals, Get $200 in Bonus Bets

21+ and present in OH. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

BET $1, GET $200



Sports Betting in Big Ten Country

Sports betting in Ohio is officially launching on January 1, 2023.

Pre-registration is now available at FanDuel Ohio for an extra $100 bonus. Take advantage now.

21+ and present in OH. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

“After talking to my family and Coach Holtmann, I have officially notified the NBA that I am withdrawing from consideration for the 2020 Draft,” Walker wrote. “The feedback we received was very helpful and I’m looking forward to getting back to work with my teammates. I love playing in front of Buckeye Nation and I can’t wait to finish my degree and my playing career here at THE Ohio State University!”

Last season, Walker started in 29 of Ohio State’s 31 games. He averaged 8.7 points, 3.5 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game with the Buckeyes.

The 2019-20 season was Walker’s second season in Columbus but it was the first year he was eligible to play. He was forced to sit out the 2018-19 campaign due to NCAA rules after transferring from Florida State.