The Ohio State Buckeyes basketball program made a big splash Friday, as Cal Berkeley tranfer forward Justice Sueing announced his decision to join Ohio State.
Sueing was one of the most coveted athletes on the transfer portal after the conclusion of March Madness, and head coach Chris Holtmann certainly must be thrilled to have him on board.
Ohio State has landed Cal transfer Justice Sueing.— Colin Hass-Hill (@chasshill) May 11, 2019
The 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward led the Golden Bears with 14.3 points and six rebounds per game last season. He’ll sit out the 2019-20 season and have two years of eligibility remaining. https://t.co/QhwCMoEXEq
Sueing is a versatile athlete capable of playing both forward positions, and was very consistent during his first two years at California, averaging roughly 14 points per game and a knocking down 43% of his shots for the Golden Bears.
As a transfer, Sueing will sit out the 2019-20 season however he will not lose a year of eligibility and can play two years at Ohio State so long as he does not enter the NBA.
The Buckeyes are coming of a season in which they accumulated 20 wins, but struggled in conference play with an 8-12 record. Ohio State was ultimately defeated by the Houston Cougars in the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament.
Sueing will no doubt be a huge addition to the Buckeyes roster for the 2020-21 season.