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Ohio State guard Luther Muhammad is entering the transfer portal

Luther Muhammad shocked Buckeye Nation this afternoon when it was announced he would be entering the transfer portal.

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Ohio State sophomore guard Luther Muhammad has entered the transfer portal, according to Ohio State Associate Athletics Director for Communications, Dan Wallenberg. Muhammad joins freshman guard D.J. Carton in the transfer portal after Carton announced last month that he would be transferring out of the program.

After averaging 7.0 points per game as a freshman, Muhammad averaged 7.6 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game in his sophomore season. Muhammad was one of Ohio State’s best defenders during his time in Columbus, but he did show glimpses of his offensive game improving.

The best performance from Muhammad this year came in a February win over Maryland, who was ranked seventh in the country at the time. Muhammad finished with 22 points, which was two points shy of tying his career-high, which he registered last season against Nebraska.

With the losses of Muhammad, Carton, and Alonzo Gaffney, who announced he was foregoing the remainder of his college eligibility, expect the Buckeyes to be active in the transfer market. Ohio State has already earned the commitment of forward Seth Towns, who will be returning to Columbus after beginning his career at Harvard.

Now head coach Chris Holtmann will have to address Ohio State’s depth at guard. Returning to the Buckeyes is C.J. Walker and Duane Washington Jr, but the losses of Carton and Muhammad leave the Buckeyes some holes to fill. Musa Jallow will also be returning to Ohio State after missing this season due to injury.

We wish Muhammad nothing but the best as he decides on where the best spot is for him to continue his college basketball career.