Ohio State has officially announced the addition of Florida State transfer guard CJ Walker to the roster.
After two years with the Seminoles, Walker will sit out the upcoming season before having two years of eligibility with the Buckeyes. A 6-1 point guard who hails from Indianapolis, he started 34 of 35 games last season and averaged 8.0 points and 2.5 rebounds and had 65 assists and 35 steals while shooting 41.2 percent from the floor (94 for 228) and 35.4 percent from three (39 for 110).
For his efforts, Walker earned Florida State’s “Mr. Hustle” award at the team’s banquet.
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“We are excited about the addition of CJ Walker to our program,” coach Chris Holtmann said in a statement. “CJ is a strong, competitive, experienced guard who has competed at a high level in high school and college. As we continue to build our roster, CJ adds the ability and experience at the guard position we were looking for. We really look forward to working with him in his redshirt year in preparation for the 2019-20 season of play.”
Although the release lists him as “C.J.” Walker told The Dispatch upon committing that he does not abbreviate his initials.
Ohio State remains in pursuit of a graduate transfer guard who can help bolster the position for the upcoming season. The only true available point guard on the roster is senior C.J. Jackson.