Ohio State Freshman Guard Scotty Middleton Enters Transfer Portal

By April 1, 2024 (10:27 am)Basketball

Ohio State freshman guard Scotty Middleton announced Monday that he is entering the transfer portal after just one season with the Buckeyes.

Middleton – who has three seasons of eligibility remaining – joined Ohio State as a four-star prospect out of Sunrise Christian in Wichita, Kan. He appeared in 30 games this season for the Buckeyes – including one start – and averaged 4.4 points and 1.4 rebounds on 39.8 percent shooting in 15.3 minutes per contest.

He scored what turned out to be a season-high 13 points in the first game of the season against Oakland, doing so on 4-of-7 shooting and adding a season-high eight rebounds. His second double-digit outing came against Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament, finishing with 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting in the win over the Hawkeyes.

With both Middleton and forward Jamison Battle moving on from the program, Ohio State is likely to search the transfer portal for a reliable option on the wing, though freshman Devin Royal and sophomore Evan Mahaffey could fill that role and are expected back in Columbus next season.

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