Just two days before Ohio State's season begins, the Buckeyes lost a big man.
On Monday, the program announced Micah Potter will transfer. His eventual destination is unknown.
“We appreciate Micah’s contributions to our program and we wish him the very best moving forward,” Chris Holtmann said in a statement.
Potter, a 6-foot-9 forward from Mentor, averaged 4.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per game during his career. He played in 59 career games and had 16 starts.
The transfer of the junior comes just two days before Ohio State's season opener against Cincinnati, and just a few days after Potter led the Buckeyes with 13 points in Thursday's scrimmage against UNC Pembroke. He converted four and-one opportunities and had six rebounds.
Potter's transfer leaves Ohio State without as much depth in the frontcourt. It has just three players taller than 6-foot-6 – Kaleb Wesson (6-foot-9), Jaedon LeDee (6-foot-9) and Kyle Young (6-foot-8) – and both Wesson and Young are starters. Though LeDee is just a freshman, he might be pressed into more minutes than Ohio State anticipated.
The Buckeyes are down to 12 of 13 available scholarship players, though only 11 can play this season. Florida State transfer C.J. Walker is not eligible to play until the 2019-20 season.
Noah Potter, Micah's brother, is a four-star defensive end commit in the 2019 recruiting cycle for the Ohio State football team.