DJ Carton didn't have to wait long.
Two months and two days after announcing his transfer from Ohio State to Marquette, his new school announced he has been granted a waiver allowing him to be immediately eligible for the upcoming season.
Carton has three years of eligibility remaining.
BREAKING: The NCAA has granted @DJCarton a waiver and he is immediately eligible to play for #mubb in 2020-21 after transferring from Ohio State. Averaged 10.4 ppg. in 20 appearances last season and has three years of eligibility with MU. pic.twitter.com/cPYlZ7rI6Y— Marquette Basketball (@MarquetteMBB) June 17, 2020
Carton's stint at Ohio State lasted 20 games, coming to an end on January 30 when the program announced he'd be taking a leave of absence. Shortly thereafter, Carton took to Twitter to say he'd been "suffering with mental health issues for a couple years."
"I'm disappointed to say I'm not 100% right now," Carton wrote in a statement at the time. "I am not doing my teammates justice if I don't work on this now."
He returned home to Bettendorf, Iowa, before returning to Ohio State's campus to take classes in mid-February. Never, though, did he rejoining the basketball team. Instead, he entered the transfer portal on March 19 and picked Marquette – which is twice as close to his hometown as Columbus – nearly a month later.
As a freshman, Carton averaged 10.4 points, three assists and 2.3 rebounds in 23.9 minutes per game. He started three games.