Florida State Transfer CJ Walker Commits to Ohio State

By Dan Hope on April 8, 2018 at 5:12 pm
C.J. Walker

CJ Walker, a transfer point guard from Florida State, announced his commitment to Ohio State on Sunday afternoon.

Walker, a four-star recruit out of Indianapolis in the class of 2016, averaged 8.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for the Seminoles this past season, his sophomore season, in which he helped the Seminoles make a run to the Elite Eight before falling to Michigan.

The Walker File

  • CLASS: Transfer (2016)
  • SIZE: 6-foot-1, 195 pounds
  • POS: PG
  • SCHOOL: Florida State (Arsenal Technical HS)
  • COMPOSITE RANK: 24 (2016 PG)

As a freshman for the Seminoles, Walker averaged 4.9 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

Walker, who announced his commitment after visiting Ohio State this weekend, will be forced to sit out the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but will then have two remaining seasons of eligibility.

With two years of collegiate playing experience already under his belt, Walker should be able to contribute immediately for the Buckeyes in 2019-20, when they will need a new point guard. C.J. Jackson, who is expected to start for the Buckeyes at point guard in 2018-19, is entering his senior year. The Buckeyes also have an incoming freshman point guard, Duane Washington Jr., who will be eligible to play this upcoming season.

You can see some highlights of Walker (Florida State, No. 2), from this past season against Rutgers, below:

More highlights from this past season against North Carolina:

Ohio State is still expected to add a graduate transfer who can come in and play immediately in 2018-19. 

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