Third Ohio State basketball player opts for NCAA transfer portal
A third Ohio State men’s basketball player has entered his name in the NCAA transfer database.
On Sunday, Eleven Warriors reported that Buckeye guard Luther Muhammad has decided to test the transfer waters. He’s the third player to enter the portal since the end of the season, joining DJ Carton and Alonzo Gaffney. Recently, forward Kaleb Wesson also declared for the 2020 NBA Draft, though he is still keeping the option to return open at this time.
Muhammad was a key member of Ohio State’s roster during the 2019-20 season, averaging 7.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest, while averaging 25 minutes per game. He also shot 38.3 percent from the floor and 34.7 percent from 3-point range.
In his sophomore campaign, Muhammad scored in double figures in 10 games this past season, including five times in Ohio State’s final eight games. He registered a career-high 22 points in the Buckeyes’ 79-72 upset victory over No. 7 Maryland in late February. He made four 3-point shots and was a perfect 8-of-8 from the foul line in the contest.
This is another tough blow for Chris Holtmann’s squad, which had the makeup to be a B1G contender and Final Four team next season. Now, the Buckeyes will have to do some restructuring before next season tips off.
Ohio State finished the 2019-20 year with a 21-10 record and an 11-9 mark in B1G games.