On Sundays, news broke that Ohio State would be making a key addition to its roster heading into next season. Florida State transfer CJ Walker announced on Twitter that he would be joining the Buckeyes heading into what should be an important 2018-’19 season.
My family and I have came to a great decision! With that being said I would like to say I have committed to The Ohio State University! pic.twitter.com/9RLrlfECy6— Cj Walker (@Cj_Walker1) April 8, 2018
During his time at Florida State, Walker was one of the more productive players for the Seminoles. He only averaged 12.5 minutes as a freshman, but jumped up to 23 minutes as a sophomore and averaged 8.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.4 assists and helped Florida State earn its way to the Elite Eight.
Walker will now join an Ohio State roster set to lose a number of key contributors from last season. Keita Bates-Diop declared early for the NBA and both Jae’Sean Tate and Kam Williams will graduate after productive careers in Columbus.
There’s little debating that this is a significant addition for Ohio State heading into the future. Walker may not have played massive minutes for the Seminoles, but he was a productive option for a team that went deep into March. Chris Holtmann will hope he can provide a similar energy for the Buckeyes down the line.
Unfortunately, Walker will have to sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules. He will have two seasons of eligibility remaining heading into the 2019-’20 season. As of now, Ohio State has one scholarship remaining in the current recruiting cycle.