According to a report from The Columbus Dispatch’s Adam Jardy, Ohio State forward Seth Towns will be returning for his third season with the Buckeyes and his seventh in college basketball.
He last played for Ohio State in the 2020-21 season, missing last year with a back injury that required surgery. Ohio State and head coach Chris Holtmann hoped to see Towns return at some point, but he was officially ruled out for the year on Feb. 8.
Towns is expected to be fully healthy this season after suffering several season-ending injuries, including a knee injury that cost him two seasons at Harvard before his transfer to Ohio State.
In his only season on the floor with Ohio State in 2020-21, Towns appeared in 25 games, averaging 10.8 minutes, 3.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per contest. He hit double-digit scoring five times, scoring 12 points (his Ohio State career-high) in a conference tournament win over Purdue.
It was already announced this offseason that sixth-year senior forward Justice Seeing will return for the Buckeyes, while Holtmann will have to contend with the losses of E.J. Liddell and likely Malaki Branham, whose name remains in the pool for the upcoming NBA draft.
Ohio State is bringing in five players in the 2022 recruiting class and has already pulled guard Tanner Holden from the portal out of Wright State, and could be looking to add more this offseason.