Ohio State basketball has officially landed one of the most coveted grad transfers on the market. Seth Towns is a Buckeye.
Towns announced his decision on ESPN’s SportsCenter moments ago. The Harvard transfer listed Duke as his other finalist and had interest from several other major programs. By choosing the Buckeyes, Towns will have the opportunity to go home and play in his native Columbus, Ohio.
Injuries have prevented the 6-foot-7 Towns from playing in each of the last two seasons. However, when he last took the court, the smooth swingman was named Ivy League Player of the Year in 2017-18. That season, Towns averaged 14.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.
A onetime top-150 recruit, Towns will have two years of eligibility remaining for the Buckeyes. He’ll be able to play immediately in 2020-21.
Seth Towns, the No. 1 graduate transfer in the country, has committed to Ohio State.
“I’m coming home. It’s been my childhood dream,” the Columbus native said.
“I have a painting of me in an Ohio State jersey on my childhood bedroom wall. I got that when I was two years old.”
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 22, 2020
Towns will join an Ohio State recruiting class that already features four-star shooting guard Eugene Brown III and three-star power forward Zed Key.
The Buckeyes’ 2020 class ranked eighth in the Big Ten and 56th nationally coming into tonight.
Ohio State finished the regular season 21-10 overall and 11-9 in Big Ten play. Chris Holtmann’s unit was headed to a third-straight NCAA Tournament before the coronavirus shut down college basketball.