The Ohio State Buckeyes got some tough news on Monday as fans learned the program would be losing guard Luther Muhammad to transfer. He started 28 games last season and played in more than 60 percent of the team’s minutes. Chris Holtmann and his staff will have a their hands full in finding a replacement.
Ohio State's Luther Muhammad will transfer, per release.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 5, 2020
Before committing to Ohio State, Muhammad was regarded as one of the better prospects from the east coast. He came out of New Jersey and was rated as a top 80 prospect in the 2018 recruiting class by 247Sports and as the best player in Ohio State’s class. He joined what was a top 30 class for the Buckeyes.
Over the last two seasons, Muhammad was a productive player for Ohio State. He played in 64 games for the Buckeyes and started in most of those contests. And while Muhammad wasn’t a high usage player, he was pretty efficient and was a solid three-point shooter.
With his departure, Ohio State will be looking at some pretty big turnover in the backcourt, as fellow guard DJ Carton also recently transferred. But with CJ Walker and Duane Washington back, at least Holtmann will have some experience. We’ll have to see how it all sorts out.
Ohio State is still in decent shape going forward, but Muhammad’s loss was certainly a disappointing one. Either way, everyone certainly wishes him the best moving forward.