2019-20 Ohio State Buckeyes Men's Basketball

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As I said in an earlier post concerning the Transfer Portal, sometimes it giveth and other times it taketh away. Not really good news today, as Luther Muhammad the sophomore starting guard for the Buckeyes has announced that he is entering the Transfer Portal. This may have taken a lot of the fans by surprise, as he would probably have been a starter again, but also was considered to be maybe the best defensive player on the team. I guess with how easy it is now to be able to transfer, and not have to sit out a year in a lot of the cases, this is just how it's going to be in college sports from here on out. I'm not saying that this is the case at all in this situation, but for some of these kids, when 99% of the time they were the star on there high school team, and then come to college and all of a sudden they see there stats and playing time diminish somewhat, it's just easier to move on and hope the grass is greener elsewhere. Being that he still has 2 seasons yet to play, and is not a graduate transfer, I'm not sure whether or not he will have to sit out a year. The NCAA seemed to be changing the rules almost each and every day as far as eligibility is concerned, and maybe that's the way it should be. It will interesting to see if the Buckeyes now look to bring in another Graduate transfer this year.



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Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:20 pm
As I said in an earlier post concerning the Transfer Portal, sometimes it giveth and other times it taketh away. Not really good news today, as Luther Muhammad the sophomore starting guard for the Buckeyes has announced that he is entering the Transfer Portal. This may have taken a lot of the fans by surprise, as he would probably have been a starter again, but also was considered to be maybe the best defensive player on the team. I guess with how easy it is now to be able to transfer, and not have to sit out a year in a lot of the cases, this is just how it's going to be in college sports from here on out. I'm not saying that this is the case at all in this situation, but for some of these kids, when 99% of the time they were the star on there high school team, and then come to college and all of a sudden they see there stats and playing time diminish somewhat, it's just easier to move on and hope the grass is greener elsewhere. Being that he still has 2 seasons yet to play, and is not a graduate transfer, I'm not sure whether or not he will have to sit out a year. The NCAA seemed to be changing the rules almost each and every day as far as eligibility is concerned, and maybe that's the way it should be. It will interesting to see if the Buckeyes now look to bring in another Graduate transfer this year.
I had not heard that before reading your post. That's really bad news for the Buckeyes. Let's hope they can replace him either through recruiting or with someone they already have.



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Well the Buckeyes didn't wait very long as far as losing Luther Muhammad to the Transfer Portal. Today they got a commitment from Jimmy Sotos', a 6'3" point guard from Bucknell. Unless the Buckeyes seek a waiver from the NCAA, in trying to get him to be able to play this coming season, he will probably sit out this season and then be able to play his Senior season in 2021-2022. Even though he will no doubt be facing a lot tougher teams than what he has faced at Bucknell, the Buckeyes have had there eye on him for some time now. I don't think that the Buckeyes are done even as we speak, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if they maybe now even look to possibly even bring in another Graduate Transfer, that would be able to play this coming season. Sotos' highlights look pretty good, but as we said before, he will have to play against a lot tougher teams in the Big 10 than what he has faced in the Ivy league.



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VetteMan wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:28 pm
Well the Buckeyes didn't wait very long as far as losing Luther Muhammad to the Transfer Portal. Today they got a commitment from Jimmy Sotos', a 6'3" point guard from Bucknell. Unless the Buckeyes seek a waiver from the NCAA, in trying to get him to be able to play this coming season, he will probably sit out this season and then be able to play his Senior season in 2021-2022. Even though he will no doubt be facing a lot tougher teams than what he has faced at Bucknell, the Buckeyes have had there eye on him for some time now. I don't think that the Buckeyes are done even as we speak, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if they maybe now even look to possibly even bring in another Graduate Transfer, that would be able to play this coming season. Sotos' highlights look pretty good, but as we said before, he will have to play against a lot tougher teams in the Big 10 than what he has faced in the Ivy league.
I maybe spoke a little quick as far as Bucknell and being in the Ivy league is concerned, as I'm not really sure if they are even in the Ivy league.



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Bucknell is not in the Ivy League, although the school itself is pretty prestigious. They are in the Patriot League with members like Army, Navy, Colgate, Holy Cross, and Lehigh.



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3sUp wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:52 pm
Bucknell is not in the Ivy League, although the school itself is pretty prestigious. They are in the Patriot League with members like Army, Navy, Colgate, Holy Cross, and Lehigh.
Thanks, I was afraid that I might have spoke too soon.



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I said in an earlier post a few days ago that I thought that the Buckeyes might still try to get another Graduate Transfer to commit for this next upcoming season, so as to be able to fill out it's roster. Well I just read where Able Porter, a 6'3" point guard from Utah State has decided to transfer to OSU, he will be a Senior this upcoming season and will be able to play this next season. He has started at Point guard for the past couple seasons for Utah State, and even though he probably will not start for the Buckeyes, he should give them a little more depth especially at the guard position.



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Just read yesterday that Ex Buckeye D.J. Carton has decided to transfer to Marquette University. He may possibly have to sit out the 2020-2021 season, and then will have 3 seasons of eligibility left. Even though he only played one season for the Buckeyes, I thought that he had the chance to be one of the best offensive players that the Buckeyes have had for a few seasons. Also that Luther Muhammad the Ex Buckeye that entered the Transfer Portal a few days ago, has decided to transfer to Arizona State. I think that Muhammad still has 2 years of eligibility left to play, and may have to sit out 1 year unless he is granted a waiver to be able to play this upcoming season.



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The Buckeyes Head Coach Chris Holtmann just announced that it's official, that Utah State guard Abel Porter is now a Buckeye, and will be eligible to play this upcoming season. He will be a Senior this year and should add some very good depth especially at the point guard position. Coach Holtmann also announced that Bucknell guard Jimmy Sotos is also now officiality a Buckeye, and while he is also a point guard, he will sit out this upcoming season, but will then play his Senior year the following season. Unless an another player from this years roster decides to transfer, this should pretty much fill out the roster for this upcoming season.



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Today the Buckeyes got there 1st commitment for the class of 2022, when 6'3" Sophomore Bowen Hardman from Cincinnati Princeton commited to the Buckeyes. He is viewed as one of the top in state prospects in the 2022 cycle. He is known as a knock down shooter, and was being recruited pretty heavenly by Cincinnati, Xavier, Dayton and Ohio University. Some of the people seem to think that by the time he gets to OSU, that he very well may be closer to 6'5".



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Well both of the Wesson brothers have signed with an agent. Andre who has already graduated probably has a very slim chance to ever play in the NBA, but maybe might have a chance to play overseas. Kaleb on the other hand could still change his mind being that he is a Junior, and still return to the Buckeyes for his Senior year. Most of the experts project him to possibly be a borderline 2nd Rd draft pick. Because of the Virus, no definite date has yet been set as to when he would have to decide if he wanted to return for his Senior year. I think that his mind is already made up, and that he will stay in the draft regardless. Even if he doesn't get drafted, he most certainly will probably have a chance to go abroad and play.



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The Buckeyes got some welcome news today as C.J.Walker has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft, and will return to the Buckeyes for his Senior season. He started 29 out of 31 games for the Buckeyes as there starting point guard in the 2019-2020 season, after sitting out the 2018-2019 season following his transfer from Florida State. After D.J.Carton left the team during the season with his mental health problems, Walker really stepped up his game and played very well from midseason on. By entering his name into the draft, he was able to be evaluated and still be able to withdraw his name by a certain date, and be able to still return for his Senior year. The NBA may be quite a reach for him, but if that doesn't work out for him, he very well could find a team overseas to play for.



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VetteMan wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 9:53 pm
The Buckeyes got some welcome news today as C.J.Walker has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft, and will return to the Buckeyes for his Senior season. He started 29 out of 31 games for the Buckeyes as there starting point guard in the 2019-2020 season, after sitting out the 2018-2019 season following his transfer from Florida State. After D.J.Carton left the team during the season with his mental health problems, Walker really stepped up his game and played very well from midseason on. By entering his name into the draft, he was able to be evaluated and still be able to withdraw his name by a certain date, and be able to still return for his Senior year. The NBA may be quite a reach for him, but if that doesn't work out for him, he very well could find a team overseas to play for.
This is great news for the Buckeyes.



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Chieftain2009 wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 8:58 pm
VetteMan wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 9:53 pm
The Buckeyes got some welcome news today as C.J.Walker has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft, and will return to the Buckeyes for his Senior season. He started 29 out of 31 games for the Buckeyes as there starting point guard in the 2019-2020 season, after sitting out the 2018-2019 season following his transfer from Florida State. After D.J.Carton left the team during the season with his mental health problems, Walker really stepped up his game and played very well from midseason on. By entering his name into the draft, he was able to be evaluated and still be able to withdraw his name by a certain date, and be able to still return for his Senior year. The NBA may be quite a reach for him, but if that doesn't work out for him, he very well could find a team overseas to play for.
This is great news for the Buckeyes.
I completely agree with you, they had very little experience coming back especially at the point guard position.



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