Abel Porter and Jimmy Sotos are officially Buckeyes.
On Saturday afternoon, Ohio State basketball coach Chris Holtmann announced the additions of the two transfer guards.
Both committed to the Buckeyes after a sudden rash of defections opened roster spots on the team. Porter has one year of eligibility remaining and can play this upcoming season, while Sotos also has one year of eligibility but will have to sit out this year.
“Abel has played an important role on a very good Utah State team," Holtmann said of Porter. "He has a toughness and unselfishness to his game which will be valuable to our team next year as a fifth-year senior. His ball handling, versatility and shooting will be important for depth at our guard positions."
Porter averaged 5.6 points and 3.2 assists for the Aggies in 2019.
"Jimmy has good size, shooting ability and is a terrific passer. He will sit out the upcoming season and provide experience in the 2021-22 season at the guard position," Holtmann added on Sotos. "I know he is excited about using the year off to learn our program and grow as a player."
Sotos was productive for the Bison last year, averaging 11.5 points, 3.9 assists and 3.5 rebounds a game.
Porter and Sotos join Seth Towns as transfers who will be Buckeyes next year, and Holtmann is excited about what they bring to the table.
"Jimmy and Abel both have come from winning, well-coached programs and we are excited about their additions to our program,” Holtmann said.