Report: Status update on Ohio State starting PG CJ Walker heading into Wisconsin game
It sounds like Ohio State will have its starting point guard back this weekend.
Saturday morning, CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported that CJ Walker will “try and play today” as the Buckeyes take on Wisconsin in Madison. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. with the game airing on CBS.
Rothstein’s report comes via head coach Chris Holtmann. Walker’s availability and playing time is “all based on pain tolerance as he moves forward,” per Holtmann. Jimmy Sotos is still out for Ohio State.
Ohio State's CJ Walker (hand) "will try and play today" versus Wisconsin, per Chris Holtmann. Jimmy Sotos (shoulder) is OUT.
Holtmann on Walker: "All based on pain tolerance as he moves forward."
Buckeyes get their starting PG back.
4 PM ET. CBS.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 23, 2021
Walker has played in 11 of Ohio State’s 15 games this season and has averaged 31.5 minutes per contest. The point guard is averaging 8.7 points, 4.2 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 0.7 steals per game during the 2020-21 season.
The Buckeyes are 11-4 this year with a 5-4 mark in B1G play.
Ohio State, which will be sporting new all-black uniforms on Saturday, takes on Wisconsin which is 12-3 overall this year and 6-2 in B1G play.