Over the weekend, the Ohio State Buckeyes got some exciting news as Harvard transfer Seth Towns announced he would be joining the program next season. Towns announced the move publicly on Twitter.
During his time at Harvard, Towns played extensively for two seasons before being sidelined with knee injuries. He averaged an impressive 16.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game during the 2016-’17 season. Towns was also a really nice three-point shooter, hitting 41.9 percent from deep during those two seasons.
Towns will now join an Ohio State roster that’s in pretty solid position. The Buckeyes were one of the better teams in the Big Ten last season and the addition of Towns should really help Holtmann round out the lineup. Ohio State is also projected to return CJ Walker, Duane Washington, and Kaleb Wesson, at least on paper. That’s a really solid group.
Perhaps the most interesting thing will be to see how Towns fits into a relatively deep frontcourt. Kyle Young and Wesson both have their roles sorted out and Towns will have to figure out how he fits alongside them. It’s a good problem to have, but something that Holtmann and his staff will have to figure out.
Towns will be eligible to play immediately next season and should have two years left to play for the Buckeyes. It should be fun to see how he performs in Columbus.