Half of Ohio State's 2020 recruiting class is on its way out of Columbus, but E.J. Liddell won't be joining them.
Though there was never any real doubt, Liddell took to Twitter on Sunday evening to clarify anyway, confirming that he will indeed be returning to the Buckeyes next season.
Im not going anywhere.— E.J. Liddell (@EasyE2432) March 22, 2020
Liddell's announcement comes on the same day Ohio State announced that former four-star prospect Alonzo Gaffney was leaving the program and less than 48 hours after fellow former four-star point guard DJ Carton announced his decision to transfer.
Coming off the bench, Liddell averaged 6.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game his debut season with the Buckeyes, but he was playing his best basketball towards the end of the season.
Liddell scored 17 points with eight rebounds in a road loss to Iowa at the end of February, then had 17 points and 11 rebounds for his first career double-double against Illinois in the home finale. He finished the season with 12 points in a road loss to Michigan State, which turned out to be the final game of the season.