Alonzo Gaffney has a new home.
After leaving Ohio State, the former top-50 high school prospect has signed with junior college Northwest Florida State College. Gaffney's original intent in leaving the team was reportedly to pursue professional options, but he soon entered the transfer portal.
"It's a great feeling to join a program like Northwest Florida and I can't wait to start the process of preparing for the season," Gaffney said in a statement. "I have a great a connection with Coach Pierre. The environment at NWF is great, it just felt like the right fit."
When Gaffney committed to Ohio State, he a was five-star prospect and the top-ranked Ohioan in the 2019 cycle. His rating slipped a bit from there, but he still arrived at Ohio State as the No. 50 player in the nation and the No. 2 player in the state of Ohio.
Despite the lofty high school ratings, Gafney was unable to crack the Buckeyes' regular rotation his freshman season and as the year went on, his playing time only decreased. Gaffney was on the court for at least nine minutes in five of the first seven games of the season, but cracked six minutes of action just once the rest of the season.
In his lone season in Columbus, Gaffney appeared in 17 games off the bench during the 2019-20 season, averaging 1.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 6.7 minutes per game. The 6-foot-9, 198-pound forward shot 56.5 percent from the floor, went 1-of-6 from 3-point range and 3-of-8 from the free-throw line. He also had 12 turnovers in 114 minutes.