Ohio State lands coveted graduate transfer Seth Towns from Harvard

Harvard graduate transfer Seth Towns has committed to Ohio State, he announced on ESPN on Saturday night. 

After announcing his plans to transfer, Towns announced Tuesday that he would be making a final decision this week. His list of finalists consisted of Ohio State, Virginia, Kansas, Michigan, Maryland and Syracuse. The next day, national media reports indicated that Duke had entered the mix, and the Dispatch confirmed Thursday that his final decision would come down to the Buckeyes and Blue Devils.

Towns enjoyed a storied career at Northland (Ohio). He graduated as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 2,018 points, and as a senior he averaged 31.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 3.4 steals and 2.1 blocks per game. He was also a first-team all-state selection, putting him on the same team as Ohio State’s Kyle Young. It was the second straight year in which he was named first-team all-state as well as district player of the year.

He was listed as a three-star prospect, the No. 9 player from Ohio and the nation’s No. 129 overall recruit according to the 247Sports.com composite rankings. Towns also held offers from Dayton, Iowa and the Air Force, among others.

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As a freshman at Harvard in 2016-17, Towns averaged 12.3 points per game while shooting 42.8% from the floor and 38.8% from three. He increased his overall production as a sophomore, averaging 16.0 points while shooting 44.1% from three and earning Ivy League player of the year honors in 2017-18.

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