Former Ohio State Guard Roddy Gayle Jr. Commits To Michigan 

By April 22, 2024 (11:10 am)Basketball

Former Ohio State guard Roddy Gayle Jr. will turn in his Scarlet and Gray for Maize and Blue this upcoming season, as he has reportedly committed to Michigan. Gayle’s transfer was first reported by On3’s Joe Tipton on Monday morning.

Gayle, who entered the transfer portal on April 3 after spending his first two seasons at Ohio State, joins a now-Dusty May-led Wolverines program just three days after visiting Ann Arbor for Michigan’s football spring game. He chose Michigan over schools such as Creighton — who he reportedly also visited earlier this offseason — Clemson and Georgia, among others. 

Gayle, a Niagara Falls, New York, native was a key piece to the Buckeyes’ backcourt across his two seasons with the program, averaging 9.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game on 44.7 percent shooting in 71 games, including 46 starts. After serving as primarily a bench piece in his freshman season, he took a step forward and emerged as one of Ohio State’s top performers this past season, starting 35 of 36 games and notching 13.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game on 44.9 percent shooting. 

Gayle now joins a Wolverines program that is looking to bounce back from an abysmal 2023-24 season in which they finished last in the Big Ten with a 3-17 conference record and 8-24 overall mark, all culminating in the dismissal of head coach Juwan Howard after the season. The Wolverines have bounced back since the hiring of May, adding 7-foot Yale center Danny Wolf and North Texas guard Rubin Jones through the transfer portal and earning a pledge from 2024 four-star combo guard Justin Pippen, the son of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen.

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