Ohio State is hosting former California wing Justice Sueing on an official visit this weekend.
After leading the Golden Bears in scoring last season, but California went 8-23 overall and fired its coach. In early April, the 6-foot-7, 215-pound announced via Instagram that he was exploring his transfer options, and Friday he posted to Instagram a photo from inside Value City Arena indicating that he was at Ohio State.
The Dispatch has confirmed the visit, which includes Sueing and his family.
A former three-star recruit from Santa Ana (California) Mater Dei, Sueing was the No. 19 recruit from his state in the 2017 recruiting class according to the 247Sports.com composite rankings. He averaged 13.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game as a freshman, then upped those totals to 14.3 and 6.0, respectively, as a sophomore.
As a transfer, Sueing would sit out the upcoming season and have two seasons of eligibility remaining. The Buckeyes have one available scholarship for the upcoming season.
Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann has stated his desire to have a “sit-out” transfer on the roster each season, which would both increase the level of competition in practice and help eventually add an experienced player to the active roster. Last season, former Florida State guard C.J. Walker sat out and will be a junior this year with two seasons of eligibility remaining.
The Buckeyes will have just one senior this season in forward Andre Wesson, who will play a significant role on the team. Should Sueing join the program, he would be in the mix to replace Wesson starting with the 2020-21 season.
He is known to have also taken a visit to San Diego State.