Jaedon LeDee is heading back to his home state.
Shortly after his freshman season at Ohio State ended, the program announced he intended to transfer. One month after the declaration, LeDee announced his transfer to TCU.
committed pic.twitter.com/YDO8rkqsNj— Jaedon LeDee (@jae_ledee) April 28, 2019
The native of Houston will return to the state in which he grew up. The Cougars, who eliminated the Buckeyes from the NCAA tournament, also were interested in him, per Stockrickers, However, he chose to play for Jamie Dixon and the Horned Frogs.
As a transfer who has not graduated, LeDee will have to sit out a season unless he applies for and is granted a waiver.
In his one season as a Buckeye, LeDee averaged three points and 1.7 rebounds in 6.6 minutes per game. He appeared in 26 games. Though LeDee said he was recruited as a forward, Ohio State played him at center due to necessity, and he served as Kaleb Wesson's backup, limiting his playing time.
LeDee became the second big man to transfer from Ohio State in the past year, following Micah Potter who chose to continue his college career at Wisconsin.
Without LeDee, the Buckeyes have 12 scholarship players, leaving one opening. However, Chris Holtmann has expressed a desire not to add any additional players with eligibility on next season's roster. He has said he is open to adding a player who would sit out the 2019-20 season before being eligible the following season.