Chris Holtmann has been trying to add some depth to Ohio State's backcourt for his first season as head coach.
The Buckeyes added a little bit of help in that department Monday. And from an unusual place, too. According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Michigan graduate transfer Andrew Dakich will use his final season of eligibility to play for Holtmann and Ohio State.
Michigan grad transfer Andrew Dakich told ESPN that he will be playing at Ohio State next season. Chris Holtmann needed help in backcourt.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 17, 2017
Ohio State has not yet officially confirmed the addition of Dakich to its basketball program.
After spending four years with the Wolverines including a redshirt season in 2016–17, Dakich has one year of eligibility remaining. He is immediately eligible for competition for the upcoming season as he's already graduated from Michigan.
A former walk-on, Dakich appeared in 49 games throughout his career for the Wolverines and scored 22 points with 21 assists. He appeared in 24 of those games during the 2015–16 campaign.
According to MLive, Dakich originally committed to play his final season at Quinnipiac. However, Ohio State is short on guards for the upcoming season and the 6-foot-2 Dakich could help provide some depth in certain situations.
C.J. Jackson, Kam Williams and recent commit Musa Jallow are the only recruited scholarship guards on the Buckeyes' roster for the upcoming season. Ohio State also has former walk-on Joey Lane and now reportedly has Dakich in the fold for next year.