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Ohio State big Kyle Young Returning To Columbus

The senior power forward/center will return for a fifth season with the Buckeyes

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 12 Big Ten Tournament - Ohio State v Purdue Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Senior Ohio State power forward/center Kyle Young announced that he will take advantage of an extra year of eligibility and return to the Buckeyes next season. Young made his announcement late last week on Twitter.

The fourth-year player will take advantage of the NCAA’s extra year of eligibility granted to players following the COVID-19 impacted 2020-21 season and play a fifth season with the Buckeyes. He will not count against the team’s scholarship limit.

The 6-foot-8 forward from Massillon Jackson High School in Massillon, Ohio appeared in 27 games including 26 starts this past season and averaged a career-high 8.6 points per game.

Young also added a new three-point shot to his offensive game as a senior this past season. After making just four threes during his first three seasons, Young was 13-for-30 (43.3 percent) from behind the arc as a senior. His season was cut short during the Big Ten Tournament when he received an elbow to the head from Purdue’s Trevion Williams in the second half of the quarterfinal game. The elbow sent him to the bench where he was later diagnosed with a concussion, his second in just three weeks following another against Michigan in the closing moments of the regular season game on Feb. 21.

Over his four year career in Columbus, Young has averaged 6.0 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 57.9 percent from the field in 108 games with 65 starts and averaging 19.8 minutes per game.

Last summer, Young also earned his degree from Ohio State. He also is a three-time Academic all-Big Ten honoree and Ohio State’s 2021 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree.