clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Junior forward Micah Potter to transfer from Ohio State

Potter appeared in 59 games with the Buckeyes.

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament-Ohio State vs Penn State Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Just days before the tip off of the 2018-19 men’s basketball season, the Ohio State athletic department announced that 6-foot-9 junior forward Micah Potter had decided to leave the program following two seasons as a Buckeye.

Potter began both of those seasons as a starter for OSU before being replaced in the lineup by Trevor Thompson and Kaleb Wesson, respectively. However, he did appear in 59 games, and averaged 4.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per games.

Of the Mentor, Ohio native, head coach Chris Holtmann said, ”We appreciate Micah’s contributions to our program and we wish him the very best moving forward.”

A three-star recruit out of high school, Potter was never able to cement his place in the Buckeye rotation, and saw his minutes taken by Wesson and a host of other young Buckeyes. With underclass-bigmen Kyle Young and Jaedon LeDee expected to play important roles on the team this season, Potter will look to continue his career elsewhere in hopes of increased playing time.

Ironically, in OSU’s exhibition game last week against UNC-Pembroke, Potter led the Buckeyes with 13 points.

Good luck to Potter wherever he chooses to continues his playing career. Micah’s younger brother, Noah, is a four-star defensive end currently committed to Ohio State’s football program. In a tweet following his older brothers’ news on Monday, Noah Potter confirmed that he was still very much planning to join the Buckeyes next season.