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Ohio State basketball adds former Butler walk-on Connor Fulton to the roster

One more player will follow Chris Holtmann to Columbus this fall.

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Today, 6’4 shooting guard Connor Fulton announced via Twitter that he had decided not to attend Butler University and instead would be following head coach Chris Holtmann to Columbus, and enrolling at The Ohio State University. Fulton averaged 16 points per game during his high school career.

The Draper, UT-native had been planning to attend Butler as a preferred walk-on, but with Ohio State’s lack of back-court depth, the move will give the Buckeyes extra options at the 2-guard for both game and practice situations.

With Fulton’s addition, the Ohio State roster now sits at 11 players; Fulton is the team’s fifth guard. He joins forward Kyle Young, another previous Butler commit, and guard Musa Jallow as players to join the team following the firing of former head coach Thad Matta.

The new Ohio State coaching staff acknowledges that with little time to mold the roster the way that they would like, the 2017-2018 season could be a bit bumpy. However, new Director of Player Development Scoonie Penn thinks that the future is bright in Columbus.

“This will be a tough year, for sure,” Penn said at his introductory press conference earlier this week. “There’s no doubt about that. But I think these guys have it going in the right direction.”

We will see in just a few months.