Musa Jallow To Enter Transfer Portal After Four Years At Ohio State

By Colin Hass-Hill on March 31, 2021 at 12:45 pm
Musa Jallow

Musa Jallow is moving on.

He joined the Ohio State basketball program four years ago as Chris Holtmann put together his first roster as the team's head coach, and now he'll find somewhere else to finish his time as a college hoops player.

Jallow announced he's entering the transfer portal on Wednesday afternoon. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

"I gave everything I had mentally and physically to represent Ohio State the right way on and off the court," he wrote in a statement to announce the transfer. "Despite my efforts, my basketball career has been far from perfect these past four years, but I continue to hold high expectations for myself."

Jallow, a defense-first wing, averaged 2.9 points and 2.2 rebounds in 15.6 minutes per game last season. He played in 94 games across his career, starting 28 of them. 

After playing 14 minutes per game with 10 starts as a true freshman who enrolled at just 17 years old, Jallow appears to be on track to become a major contributor for the Buckeyes. Ankle injuries the past couple of years, however, slowed him down. He redshirted the 2019-20 season after both having an arthroscopic procedure and reconstructive surgery on his right ankle. Last season, he again battled a sprained ankle.

"Musa has been a joy to coach these past 4 years," Holtmann said in a statement. "He is a talented player and a tremendous person. Despite battling injuries these past 2 years he has made a very positive impact on our team. Musa has graduated and will always be a Buckeye. We will help and support him in any way."

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