College basketball’s top graduate transfer, Harvard’s Seth Towns, committed to Ohio State. The Columbus Ohio native cited his ties to the school and the coaching staff as the main reasons for his decision. Huge addition for the Buckeyes, who will lose the Wesson twins to graduations and the draft. Towns is a stretch four who was the Ivy League’s Player of the Year as a sophomore. However, in the past two seasons, Towns has dealt with nagging injuries that have held him out. It was announced December that Towns would undergo season-ending knee surgery, his second knee surgery in two years. As a result of missing two full seasons, he will have two full years of eligibility to play at OSU. Towns if healthy, could be a key piece in Ohio State’s continued run fo success recently.
Harvard grad transfer Seth Towns has committed to Ohio State, he announced.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 22, 2020
What Seth Towns Brings to Ohio State
Coming out of high school, Towns was a four-star recruit and committed to Harvard, joining a monster class the included other four stars Chris Lewis and Bryce Aiken. After a solid freshman year, Towns emerged as one of the best forwards in the country. Towns averaged 16 points a game, 5.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists on 42% shooting from the field and 44% from three. His best performance came against Kentucky in December of 2017, where he dropped 25 points off the bench in a 9 point loss at Rupp. Due to his strong season, Towns was named Ivy League Player of the Year and Harvard went 18-14 and made the NIT. However, it all went downhill after the Ivy League Championship game and now we find ourselves with Towns a Buckeye. If Towns is healthy, he will be a key piece on a resurgent Buckeye program.
Highlights from Towns Sophomore Year
Seth Towns is a 6’7 sharpshooting wing for Harvard. Towns was the Ivy league POTY as a sophomore averaging 16 PPG 5.7 RPG, and 1.8 APG. Seth is a high volume 3PT shooter and very efficient. He made 2.1 3PM per game in under 30 MPG on 44% shooting. Big time junior year ahead. pic.twitter.com/AZrBhh1CiG
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