In a widely expected move, Ohio State senior-to-be guard CJ Walker officially announced on Saturday that he would be pulling his name out of the 2020 NBA draft and returning to Columbus for his final season.
Walker started 29 of 31 games for the Buckeyes as their point guard during the 2019-20 season, which ended early due to the COVID-19 pandemic, after sitting out the 2018-19 campaign following his transfer from Florida State.
After D.J. Carton left the team to focus on mental health, Walker stepped up, and ended up averaging 8.7 points per game and 3.5 assists per game for his first season as a Buckeye.
He is expected to be the starting point guard this year as the senior leader in the lineup in 2020-21.