Notable mid-major transfer set to visit the Ohio State basketball program

Could the Ohio State basketball team lure one of the top mid-major transfers available to Columbus?
Mar 26, 2024; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Jake Diebler motions to his team
Mar 26, 2024; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Jake Diebler motions to his team / Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA

Head coach of the Ohio State basketball team, Jake Diebler, has done an excellent job so far filling out the roster for the 2024-25 season. So far, he’s brought in transfers Meechie Johnson from South Carolina, and Aaron Bradshaw from Kentucky. Now Diebler has his sights set on a high-level mid-major transfer from the portal.

According to Joe Tipton of On3 Sports, Oakland transfer forward Trey Townsend scheduled official visits to Arizona, Louisville, and Ohio State throughout the month of April. His official visit to Columbus is set for April 18th and 19th.

Townsend was named the Horizon League Player of the Year this season averaging 17.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game for Oakland. He shot an efficient 45.5% from the field and 37.5% from three this past season as well. Townsend has also been named to the All-Horizon League twice in his career.

Townsend helped lead Oakland to a first-place finish in the Horizon League, and he was a major factor in the Golden Grizzlies' upset over Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Oakland transfer is a high-level scorer that can score from anywhere on the floor. Townsend scored at least 30 points in two of his last three games with the Golden Grizzlies. He had a 38-point performance against Milwaukee en route to winning the Horizon League Tournament Championship and had another 30-point performance against NC State in the Round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament.

Townsend has already been on an official visit to Michigan, and since entering the transfer portal, he has also received interest from Michigan State. He's from Michigan, so it will be a challenge for Diebler to recruit him away from his home state.

Diebler has been active in the transfer portal already and is shaping the roster for next season for how he wants it to be. The only area that needs to be filled is a scoring threat on the wing. If Diebler is able to land this transfer over the other programs interested, Townsend would fill those needs.

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