Add another name to the graduate transfer mix for Ohio State.
Friday, the Dispatch confirmed a Rivals.com report that the Buckeyes had offered a scholarship to Pitt guard Cam Johnson, who is eligible to play immediately and has two years of eligibility remaining. Today, CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein wrote on Twitter that Ohio State is one of four finalists for Howard graduate transfer James Daniel.
The Buckeyes are in competition with Michigan, Tennessee and DePaul, Rothstein reported. As a junior, Daniel led Division I with an average of 27.1 points per game, but an ankle injury limited him to only two games last season. In 90 career appearances for the Bison, the 6-0, 175-pound Daniel averaged 21.5 points per game and shot 36.6 percent (532 for 1,452) from the field.
With Friday’s news that redshirt sophomore center David Bell was transferring out of the program, Ohio State now has three available scholarships for the 2017-18 season, presuming walk-ons Joey Lane and Jimmy Jent are removed from scholarship. Both were promoted last season because the Buckeyes had two unused scholarships.