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Ohio State 4-Star Guard D.J. Carton Is Transferring

Ohio State point guard D.J. Carton dribbles during a game.

COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 14: D.J. Carton #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes handles the ball during a game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Value City Arena on January 14, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Nebraska 80-68. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

We've seen numerous college basketball players hit the transfer portal over the last few days, with the season officially over. Ohio State is not immune, with point guard D.J. Carton election to move on from Columbus.

Carton played a pretty abbreviated season, even before the postseason was canceled during conference tournament play. His last game for the Buckeyes came back on Jan. 26 against Northwestern. Ohio State took that one home, 71-59.

Four days later, he announced that he would be stepping away from the program. “I have been suffering with mental health issues for a couple years," Carton revealed. "I am not doing my teammates justice if I don’t work on this now. I am doing everything in my power to strengthen my mental health.”

It was a brave admission and decision for the Buckeye guard. Now, it appears that he will not be returning to the program. After thanking Buckeye fans, as well as his coaches and teammates, he officially announced his departure. From Twitter:

Ohio State has confirmed the decision, pledging "100-percent support" for D.J. Carton moving forward, and to assist him in finding a new basketball home.

Carton was the No. 34 overall player in the 2019 recruiting class, per the 247Sports composite system. He was the No. 4 point guard and the top recruit out of Iowa.

He played in 13 games this season, averaging 23.1 minutes per game for Ohio State. He scored 8.8 points and averaged 2.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.

He's a very talented player, and should have plenty of suitors moving forward here.


LOVE THIS PLACE...❤️ thank you for everything buckeye nation!

— DJ Carton (@DJCarton) March 19, 2020

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