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Forward Justice Sueing transfers to Ohio State

In two seasons, Sueing averaged 14.1 points with the Cal Golden Bears.

NCAA Basketball: California at Stanford Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

The Ohio State Buckeyes get a solid pickup by way of transfer, as forward Justice Sueing is coming to Chris Holtmann’s squad after two seasons with the California Golden Bears. Sueing visited with the Bucks last week, and there were some murmurs on Thursday that he had committed to OSU. All the rumors were placed to rest late Friday night, as Sueing made the announcement official on Twitter.

At Cal, Sueing averaged 14.1 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game. In the 2017-18 season, he was Golden Bears’ second leader in minutes played; and last season, he was the team leader with 1,070 minutes on the floor. However, the Berkeley squad stumbled since Sueing’s arrival. Cal went 16-47 overall, and had an abysmal 5-31 against conference opponents. On April 3, Sueing announced his intentions to transfer from the Pac-12 school.

Sueing will have two years of eligibility remaining, but he’ll have to sit out the 2019-20 campaign. This isn’t the first time Holtmann has had a recruit sit out for transfer rules. Last season, Holtmann got Florida State’s CJ Walker, who sat out all of the 2018-19 season.

Depth wise, it gives Ohio State another quality option. Sueing was the Golden Bears’ leader in total points last season (444), with the forward being the only player to eclipse the 400-point mark. Especially if the 2019 recruiting class pans out, the Buckeyes will be a top team to beat heading into 2020—the time Sueing will be eligible to play.