Earlier this week, the Ohio State Buckeyes got some exciting news as Louisiana transfer Cedric Russell announced he would be joining the program next season. Russeell announced the move publicly on Twitter.
During his time at Louisiana, Russell played extensively for the Ragin’ Cajuns. He played in a total of 124 games and averaged 17.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game last season. Russell wasn’t considered a star as a result of the team’s struggles, but his production was there. He was undeniably the team’s best player and hit 40.3 percent from three-point range.
Russell 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 Russell should help address some of the team’s backcourt issues with Duane Washington going pro. Russell should fit in nicely with EJ Liddell and Seth Towns.
The good news is Russell will be immediately eligible for the Buckeyes next year. Unfortunately, he will only have one year of eligibility remaining. It should be fun to see how he performs in Columbus.