Harvard Graduate Transfer Seth Towns, An Ohio State Target, Set to Announce Decision This Week

By Dan Hope on March 16, 2020 at 9:45 pm
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In what's already been a big week on the recruiting trail for Ohio State football, the Ohio State men's basketball team could be closing in on a commitment, too.

Harvard graduate transfer forward Seth Towns, a Columbus native who is picking between Ohio State, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Syracuse and Virginia, is set to choose his new destination this week, he announced Monday on Twitter.

A product of Columbus' Northland High School, Towns was the 129th overall prospect and No. 9 prospect from Ohio in the recruiting class of 2016.

Towns was a star in his first two seasons at Harvard. As a freshman, he averaged 12.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. As a sophomore, Towns averaged 16 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, earned Ivy League player of the year honors and was an AP All-American honorable mention.

He's expected to have two remaining seasons of eligibility after missing each of his last two seasons at Harvard with a knee injury.

If he can return to form in 2020-21, he'd have the potential to make a big difference in Ohio State's frontcourt should he choose the Buckeyes.

Ohio State is currently already one scholarship above the limit for 2020-21, with only one outgoing scholarship senior in Andre Wesson and two incoming freshmen in Zed Key and Eugene Brown. Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said Monday on his radio show, however, that there are a couple players on the roster with “pending decisions” to make, including Kaleb Wesson, who is deciding whether to return for his senior season or enter the 2020 NBA draft.

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