Roughly two weeks after a decision was finalized, Justice Sueing is officially a Buckeye.
Today, the Ohio State men’s basketball team officially announced his addition to the roster. The former standout at California will sit out the upcoming season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules but will have two years of eligibility remaining starting with the 2020-21 season.
Sueing, a versatile forward, discussed his decision to commit to the Buckeyes in an exclusive interview to the Dispatch.
@JusticeSueing is officially a Buckeye!
Justice spent the last two season as a member of the Cal Golden Bears leading the team in PPG (14.3), RPG (6.0), and STL (1.7). Justice will be eligible to play beginning the 2020-21 season with 2 years of eligibility remaining. pic.twitter.com/NFOE0QUeuS
“We are excited about the addition of Justice to our program,” coach Chris Holtmann said in a statement. “He brings experience, positional versatility, ability to score as well as a natural ability to impact the game in a variety of ways. He is hungry to continue to grow and develop as a player. This upcoming season where he will sit out, will be important for his overall growth. We were really impressed with his maturity in recruiting him and we believe his experiences his first two years in college are going to benefit him moving forward here at Ohio State.”
Sueing’s addition gives the Buckeyes a full roster of 13 scholarship players for the 2019-20 season. In 31 games for the Golden Bears last season, Sueing averaged a team-high 14.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, shot 78.2 percent from the free throw line, had 61 assists and recorded a team-high 52 steals.