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Ohio State Basketball Player Entering The Transfer Portal

A closeup of an upset Chris Holtmann during an Ohio State basketball game.

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 17: Head coach Chris Holtmann of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts as his team plays the Michigan State Spartans in the first half at Breslin Center on February 17, 2019 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

An Ohio State freshman basketball player will be taking his talents elsewhere for next season and beyond.

Freshman guard Meechie Johnson posted a message on his social media channels confirming that he'll be entering the transfer portal.

"Since a kid, I've always dreamed of playing at The Ohio State University, and I will always be able to say God gave me what my heart desired," Johnson wrote. "First, I would like to thank God for all of the opportunities he's allowed me to have and also my family and friends who have been there for me throughout this long journey!"

"Second, I want to thank the entire coaching staff, strength coaches, trainers, alumni, and professors for contributing to me having a wonderful experience while attending The Ohio State University."

"With that being said, I will be entering the transfer portal."

Johnson was originally part of the 2021 recruiting class before he reclassified and joined the Buckeyes' 2020 class. He was the third-best player in his home state (Ohio) and the No. 23 point guard recruit in the country, per 247Sports Composite. 

He played close to 18 minutes a night this past season while averaging 4.4 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game.