Freshman Point Guard DJ Carton Makes First Career Start With CJ Walker Battling Illness

By Kevin Harrish on January 7, 2020 at 6:55 pm
DJ Carton makes his first career start.

DJ Carton made his first career start on the road against a ranked Big Ten opponent.

The freshman point guard cracked the starting lineup on Tuesday night for the Buckeyes' game against No. 12 Maryland in College Park. Carton got the start in place of CJ Walker, who was listed as questionable with an illness.

Carton scored in double figures in three straight games in the middle of December, but has struggled recently, scoring just three points with three assists and nine turnovers in the past two games combined. On the season, he averages 9.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists.

Walker did end up being able to play in the game and came in off the bench.

The Buckeyes will also be without Kyle Young for the second straight game as they try to snap a two-game losing streak. Young, the team's second-leading rebounder, continues to recover from an appendectomy.

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