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DJ Carton to transfer from Ohio State

The guard left the team in the middle of the season for personal health issues, and will now be leaving Columbus

D.J. Carton of the Ohio State Buckeyes moves against the Northwestern Wildcats at Welsh-Ryan Arena on January 26, 2020 in Evanston, Illinois. Ohio State defeated Northwestern 71-59. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Ohio State Buckeyes point guard DJ Carton, after missing a big chunk of 2020 due to off-the-court issues, has decided to transfer from Columbus.

Carton originally left the team before their matchup with Indiana on February 1st. While he came back to campus at Ohio State afterwards, he never suited up again this season. He’ll be a hot commodity in the transfer portal, averaging 10.4 points and 3.0 assists in under 24 minutes a game, while shooting 40% from three-point range his freshman season.

This could be a big move for Ohio State’s odds in 2020-21, but as of now they’re listed as +500 to reach the Final Four next season at DraftKings Sportsbook.

“We 100% support D.J. in this decision and we genuinely wish him all the best moving forward,” Buckeyes head coach Chris Holtmann said in a media statement. “We appreciate all he contributed to our program. We will assist him in any way we can.” That means it’s likely he can transfer anywhere he’d like outside of the Big Ten, and possibly get a waiver to play right away next season without a year in residence.

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