Harvard transfer Seth Towns commits to Ohio State

Eli Boettger | @boettger_eli | 03/21/20

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The first major grad transfer decision of the 2020 college basketball offseason has been made.

Seth Towns announced Saturday night on ESPN that he will be playing for Ohio State in his final two years of collegiate eligibility.

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Towns, formerly of Harvard, chose the Buckeyes over Duke. The 6-7 forward averaged 16 points and 5.7 rebounds per game en route to winning the 2017-18 Ivy League player of the year award. Towns has missed the previous two seasons due to knee injuries.

“I’m coming home. It’s been my childhood dream,” Towns said during his commitment announcement Saturday night.

Out of high school, Towns chose Harvard over Ohio State and Michigan. A product of Columbus, Ohio, Towns was rated a 3-star recruit by 24/7Sports.

Due to Ivy League rules, Towns is required to finish the remainder of his college career at a different institution after completing his degree at Harvard. Towns’ former Harvard teammate, Bryce Aiken, is also a grad transfer this offseason.


Eli Boettger is a college basketball writer and founder of HeatCheckCBB.com. He has previously worked for Sporting News, DAZN and USA TODAY SMG.

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