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Ohio State's Daniel Giddens has requested his release and is expected to transfer, per report

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Ohio State's freshman big is reportedly on his way out.

Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State freshman Daniel Giddens has requested his release and is expected to transfer, according to ESPN recruiting insider Jeff Borzello.

Giddens was a four-star recruit coming out of high school according to 247Sports, and chose Ohio State over Indiana, Mizzou, Florida, Georgia, and Marquette, among other schools. His athleticism complemented with his defensive skills made Giddens an intriguing prospect coming out of high school.

The 6'10 center out of Mableton, Georgia, averaged 18.2 minutes for the Buckeyes, and averaged 3.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game. One of Giddens' best games as a Buckeye was against Florida in the NIT, where he had 11 points, six rebounds, and three blocks.

Giddens is now the second member of Ohio State 2015 recruiting class to transfer, after Austin Grandstaff announced in December he would be leaving Ohio State. Grandstaff eventually announced that he would be transferring to Oklahoma. Micah Potter and Derek Funderburk are two bigs committed to the Buckeyes in the 2016 class, and with the transfer of Giddens, could be able to expect a different landscape in Columbus come next basketball season.