Ohio State Buckeyes Basketball Finalist for Memphis Tigers Transfer Guard

The Ohio State Buckeyes men’s basketball is entering an exciting season ahead of its first full season under head coach Jake Diebler. The team has already put together a talented transfer class, but could soon add another new face through the portal.

According to Tobias Bass of The Athletic, the Buckeyes are one of four finalists for Memphis transfer guard Jayhlon Young, who played in 27 games for the Tigers and coach Penny Hardaway last season. He committed to Vermont earlier this offseason, but recently reopened his recruitment and is now considering Ohio State, Fresno State, Michigan and a possible return to Memphis.

Young, a Dallas native, began his career at Grambling State in the 2019-20 season but did not appear in a game and was instead redshirted. He then played the next two seasons at Baton Rouge Community College before transferring to UCF for the 2022-2023 season. He played in 33 games (12 starts) for the Knights, averaging 4.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists.

The journeyman spent just one season at UCF before heading to Memphis. Last season with the Tigers, he averaged 2.2 points and 1.3 rebounds in just 11 minutes per game.

Ohio State’s transfer class already includes Meechie Johnson (South Carolina), Sean Stewart (Duke), Micah Parrish (San Diego State) and Aaron Bradshaw (Kentucky).

The Buckeyes will tip off their 2024-2025 regular season on Monday, November 4 in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena against the Texas Longhorns as part of the Hall of Fame Series.