As first reported by Adam Jardy of The Despatch of ColumbusOhio State sixth-year senior forward Towns of Seth will take advantage of the extra season of eligibility given to all student-athletes amid the pandemic and return to the Buckeyes in 2022-23.
“(He) hopes to be fully healthy and play one more season,” a school spokesperson said. BuckeyesNow Friday afternoon.
The 6-foot-8, 230-pound Towns averaged 3.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in 25 games for Ohio State in 2020-21 after being traded from Harvard. He, however, missed all of last season due to a back injury that required surgery.
“He will do everything he can to get back to full health,” the head coach said. Chris Holtman said in February following the announcement of Towns’ exit for the year. “I’m disappointed for Seth. I know he had a series of serious injuries. He’s a great young man and he’s really worked in this area.
Last season marked the latest in a long string of injuries for Towns, who was the Ivy League Player of the Year with the Crimson in 2017-18. He missed the next two seasons with recurring knee problems, then missed the first six games of the 2020-21 season while rehabilitating before making his Buckeyes debut.
The former Columbus Northland three-star prospect isn’t the only player returning to Ohio State for another year, either, as a fifth-year senior forward. The court continues – who played just two games last season as he struggled with an abdominal injury – announced his decision on April 7.
They will be part of a team that landed a commitment earlier this month from transfer guard Wright State Tanner Holden and has one of the best recruiting classes in the country which is expected to arrive on campus in June. The Buckeyes are still looking to add some extra pieces through the transfer portal, too, with the junior striker EJ Liddell and first-year guard Malaki Branham left for the NBA.
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