Former Ohio State Forward Seth Towns to Play Final Season of College Basketball At Howard

By Griffin Strom on May 19, 2023 at 11:45 am
Seth Towns
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Seth Towns has decided on the final stop of his college basketball career.

The former Ohio State forward, who entered the transfer portal Monday, will use his last year of college eligibility at Howard University.

Towns hasn't played a game since the 2020-21 season, as a preseason back injury cost him the entirety of the 2021-22 campaign and he opted to step away from the Ohio State basketball program before the start of 2022-23, citing "a few setbacks this summer and some tough conversations with my coaches and medical personnel."

A Columbus native and Northland High School alum, Towns started his college career at Harvard in 2016-17 and was named the Ivy League Player of the Year the following season. However, knee injuries sidelined him for the subsequent two full seasons.

Towns transferred to Ohio State in the spring of 2020 and played in 25 games for the Buckeyes, averaging 3.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in 10.8 minutes per game as he helped the team receive its highest seed in the NCAA Tournament (No. 2) in eight years.

Towns never played another game in scarlet and gray after that season, but his college career will continue in 2023-24 with a Howard program that appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1992 this past season after winning the MEAC Tournament.

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