Ohio State Guard Roddy Gayle Jr. Enters Transfer Portal

By April 3, 2024 (5:06 pm)Basketball

According to several reports on Wednesday, Ohio State sophomore guard Roddy Gayle Jr. has entered the transfer portal after two seasons with the Buckeyes.

Gayle appeared in 71 games (46 starts) over the last two seasons, averaging 9.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 44.7 percent from the field.

He had a breakout sophomore season with the Buckeyes, starting in all but one of 36 games at shooting guard while averaging 13.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists. He scored a career-high 32 points in a win over West Virginia on Dec. 30, also adding six rebounds and five assists.

A former four-star recruit out of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Gayle will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. He is one of three transfers already for the Buckeyes, joining Bowen Hardman and fellow freshman Scotty Middleton.

With Gayle’s departure, the Buckeyes are looking for a replacement at shooting guard, with freshman Taison Chatman and sophomore Evan Mahaffey potential candidates on the roster to step up, not to mention the transfer addition of former Buckeye Meechie Johnson earlier this week.

But with the further losses of Jamison Battle and Dale Bonner due to their eligibility expiring, head coach Jake Diebler could further look to the transfer portal to help fill Ohio State’s roster.

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