The Marquette Golden Eagles have picked up the commitment of Ohio State Buckeyes transfer DJ Carton. He spent part of his freshman year with the team before stepping away from basketball to focus on his mental health. Marquette is closer to his hometown in Iowa and the hope is it will help him play basketball and stay mentally healthy. This is a great addition for the Marquette Golden Eagles and head coach Steve Wojciechowski. The Buckeyes have lost two key players to the transfer portal.
Significant Big East news. Steve Wojciechowski and Marquette adding the former top 35 recruit in the country. https://t.co/otVuNHLYjJ
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) April 16, 2020
Carton could be one of the best guards in the Big East when he is eligible to play. He may go for a waiver but it’s also possible that he willingly sits out the year. Carton will have three years of eligibility left when he does suit up for the Golden Eagles. This addition will help continue the solid program the team has built under Wojciechowski’s tenure as head coach. It isn’t often that talented players like Carton land with your program with three years left to play.
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Carton’s first year with the Buckeyes had him average 10.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game. He also shot 47.7 percent from the field and 40 percent from the three-point line. The young guard is full of potential and could become a program defining player for the Marquette Golden Eagles. He kept fairly quiet about his time in the transfer portal, but many expected a school close to his hometown would win. Iowa State was the rumored favorite, but the Golden Eagles are also close to his hometown.