LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: Justice Sueing #10 of the California Golden Bears drives toward the basket during the first half against the UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion on January 05, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)
Photo: Katharine Lotze/Getty Images
Photo: Katharine Lotze/Getty Images

What California transfer Justice Sueing brings to Ohio State basketball 

Ohio State basketball received a commitment from California transfer Justice Sueing last week, but his move did not become official until Wednesday when it was announced by the university. 

“We are excited about the addition of Justice to our program,” Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said in a release. “He brings experience, positional versatility, ability to score as well as a natural ability to impact the game in a variety of ways. He is hungry to continue to grow and develop as a player.” 

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A 6-foot-7 inch forward from Hawaii, Sueing led the Golden Bears in scoring at 14.3 points per game as a sophomore last season. He also grabbed 6.0 rebounds while handing out nearly two assists per game. 

Although Sueing will have to sit out the 2019-20 season per NCAA rules, Holtmann said he believes the next year will be important for his overall growth. 

“We were really impressed with his maturity in recruiting him and we believe his experiences his first two years in college are going to benefit him moving forward here at Ohio State,” the coach said. 

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With Sueing in the fold, Ohio State potentially could be experienced and deep in 2020-21. 

If everyone with eligibility sticks around (a bigger if than it used to be), the Buckeyes will have three seniors, four juniors and four sophomores. 

Holtmann has one scholarship available for the 2020 class. 

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