Ohio State can now officially count on C.J. Walker being a member of its men’s basketball team.
The 6-foot-1 Florida State guard announced his transfer on April 8. On Monday, the school announced that the transfer became official.
Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann talked about Walker in a statement:
Ohio State’s addition of Florida State transfer CJ Walker became official today. Here’s Chris Holtmann’s statement on Walker: pic.twitter.com/Dx9aBeVGlb
— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) April 23, 2018
Because of Walker transferring, he must sit out a year before playing for the Buckeyes in 2019-20. The former Seminoles ball-handler averaged 8 points and 2.4 assists per game last season as his team made it to the Elite 8 before losing to Michigan.
Walker averaged the fourth-most points and fourth-most assists on the team a year ago. Walker was a sophomore in 2017-18, so he will have two years of eligibility remaining.
According to 247Sports, Walker was rated as a 4-star prospect coming out of high school and was the No. 24 point guard in his class.