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Ohio State Player Reportedly Returning For 7th Season

A closeup of Ohio State basketball coach Chris Holtmann yelling during a game.

COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 15: Head Coach Chris Holtmann of the Ohio State Buckeyes shouts instructions to his team in the first half against the Bucknell Bisons on December 15, 2018 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Bucknell 73-71. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Ohio State's backcourt won't have to worry about a lack of experience next season. On Friday, it was announced that Seth Towns is returning to the Buckeyes for his seventh season of college basketball.

Adam Jardy of The Columbus Dispatch was first to report that Towns is returning to Ohio State for the 2022-23 season.

Towns played two seasons at Harvard, averaging 14.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. He was named the Ivy League Player of the Year in 2018. Unfortunately, injuries prevented him from playing the next two seasons.

In 2020, Towns transferred to Ohio State. He averaged 3.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in his first season with the Buckeyes.

Towns was hopeful that he'd play a bigger role for the Buckeyes during the 2021-22 season, but back surgery prevented him from seeing the court.

If Towns can make a full recovery, he could end up playing a role on Chris Holtmann's squad next season.

At the very least, it's nice to see Towns taking advantage of his final year of eligibility.