A.J. Harris becomes latest freshman to transfer from Ohio State

Freshman guard A.J. Harris will transfer from Ohio State, the school’s third transfer in the last 24 hours. 
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Ohio State freshman point guard A.J. Harris will transfer, the school announced Tuesday.

Harris is now the third Buckeyes freshman to leave the school in the last day, joining Daniel Giddens and Mickey Mitchell.

“We appreciated what A.J., Daniel and Mickey did for our program as freshmen and we wish them well,” Ohio State coach Thad Matta said in a statement. 

Of the five members of Ohio State’s 2015 recruiting class, four have transferred. Guard Austin Grandstaff also left the school in December. 

The string of departures leaves only seven scholarship players on the Buckeyes’ roster, though the six top scorers from this season will return, and the 2016 class will help fill out the roster.

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Harris played in a backup role this season, averaging 2.8 points per game. Ohio State did not qualify for the NCAA tournament this season, and accepted a bid to the NIT, where the Buckeyes lost to Florida in the second round.