Ohio State Basketball Newcomers Receive Jersey Numbers

By Kevin Harrish on May 12, 2020 at 1:39 pm
New Jersey Numbers

The newest Buckeyes have their jersey numbers.

All five newcomers to the Ohio State men's basketball program officially have their jersey numbers.

From the transfers, Seth Towns will wear No. 31, Abel Porter will wear No. 0 and Jimmy Sotos will wear No. 1. As for the freshmen, three-star center Zed Key will wear No. 23 while four-star guard Eugene Brown will wear No. 3.

Towns comes to Ohio State as a graduate transfer from Harvard. The former Ivy League Player of the Year has two season of eligibility remaining and will be eligible to play for the Buckeyes immediately this season.

Porter joins the Buckeyes as a graduate transfer after four years at Utah State. Starting 54 of 95 games and averaging 19.1 minutes per game with the Aggies, Porter will be immediately eligible and will provide depth to the Ohio State backcourt.

Sotos is not a graduate transfer and thus will not be eligible to play for Ohio State this season unless he successfully petitions for immediate eligibility. The Bucknell transfer will have one season of eligibility remaining.

Key, a three-star big man out of New York, was the No. 138 prospect in the 2020 class and was rated as the nation's No. 22 center. Brown comes to Columbus as No. 118 player in the 2020 class and the nation's No. 20 shooting guard.

Ohio State is currently set to begin the 2020-21 season on Nov. 11 at home against Oakland.

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