Ohio State Transfer DJ Carton Granted Immediate Eligibility Waiver At Marquette

By Colin Hass-Hill on June 17, 2020 at 4:17 pm
DJ Carton

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.

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.

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