Seth Towns is back in Columbus. Ohio State announced the addition of the Harvard graduate transfer on Tuesday afternoon.
Originally, Towns committed to play for the Buckeyes on March 21.
He will have two years of eligibility remaining, the program confirmed, after playing two seasons for the Crimson then missing the next two due to injury. Across both healthy seasons at Harvard, Towns averaged 14.2 points, five rebounds and 1.6 assists in 26.3 minutes per game. He was named the 2017-18 Ivy League Player of the Year and an honorable mention All-American.
“We are excited about the addition of Seth to our program,” Chris Holtmann said in a statement. “Seth is skilled, versatile, has outstanding shooting ability and fits perfectly with our returning group of players. His maturity has been apparent in spending time getting to know him and how he has dealt with his injury. Seth comes from an excellent, well-coached program in Harvard. We really look forward to getting Seth to campus with his future teammates!”
Towns will have a chance to win a starting forward spot. He's expected to be recovered from his most recent knee surgery by June or July.
Bucknell's Jimmy Sotos and Utah State's Abel Porter will also join Ohio State, though the program has not made either transfer official. Sotos will sit out next year with one season of eligibility remaining, and Porter will use his final year of eligibility in 2020-21 to back up CJ Walker and Duane Washington Jr.
The Buckeyes, including Towns, will open the 2020-21 season by playing host to Oakland on Nov. 10 or 11.