The Ohio State women’s basketball team added its second graduate transfer in as many days Tuesday as Ashanti Abshaw, formerly of Cleveland State, announced via social media she will spent her final year of eligibility with the Buckeyes.
Abshaw made 55 starts for the Vikings during her sophomore and junior seasons, averaging a team-high 18.5 points during the 2017-18 season. She also had 4.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.8 steals per game as a junior.
Abshaw, a 5-foot-9 forward, as a sophomore became the 27th women’s basketball player in Cleveland State history to reach 1,000 points. She was Horizon League Freshman of the Year as a redshirt freshman during the 2015-16 season.
The Cleveland Heights native is one of four graduate transfers set to join Ohio State next season. The Buckeyes also add Pacific’s Najah Queenland, Bowling Green’s Carly Santoro and LaSalle’s Adreana Miller.
The Buckeyes are up to seven new players for next season, with freshman forwards Aaliyah Patty and Dorka Juhasz and freshman guard Janai Crooms also heading to Ohio State.
The Buckeyes will have just five returners: redshirt seniors Sierra Calhoun and Makayla Waterman, junior Jensen Caretti and Carlie Cronin and Savitha Jayaraman, both of whom joined the team as walk-ons last season before earning scholarships.