Men's Basketball

Florida State Starting PG C.J. Walker Transferring to Ohio State

C.J. Walker Ohio State Basketball Buckeyes


Florida State sophomore point guard C.J. Walker is transferring to Ohio State, per a tweet he sent out Sunday.

Walker (6-1 195) announced late last month that he would be leaving Florida State, and so the Buckeyes quickly got involved. He will have to sit out the 2018-2019 season, but will then have two years of eligibility remaining.

This past season, Walker started 34 of the Seminoles’ 35 games, averaging 8.0 points per game and 2.4 assists per game. He shot .412 from the field and .355 from three-point territory. Even as the starting point guard, Walker only finished fourth on the team in assists.

Walker saw his minutes decrease towards the end of the season, seeing 20 minutes of action just once in FSU’s final eight games.

In a November matchup against Big Ten foe Rutgers, Walker dropped in a season-high 24 points and four steals. His season high in assists was seven against Virginia Tech.

Walker played high school basketball in Indianapolis at Arsenal Technical, which is where he was also recruited by current Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann. Walker was rated a 3-star prospect as a senior and the No. 24 point guard in the 2016 recruiting class. Along with offers from Butler and Florida State, he also held offers from Purdue, Cincinnati, Illinois, and Penn State.

Walker’s timing will help the Buckeyes in 2019-2020, as he could step in for C.J. Jackson, who will be graduating after next season. Ohio State has also signed two guards in Luther Muhammad and Duane Washington who could be in the mix at that point as well.

[C.J. Walker photo courtesy FSU Athletics.]