Men's Basketball

Junior Micah Potter Transferring From Ohio State

Ohio State junior forward Micah Potter has decided to transfer. The university announced the news in a release on Monday.

“We appreciate Micah’s contributions to our program and we wish him the very best moving forward,” head coach Chris Holtmann said in the release.

Potter appeared in 59 games with 16 starts during his career. He averaged 4.1 points and 2.8 rebounds while shooting 46 percent from the field.

In last week’s exhibition game against UNC Pembroke, Potter led the team with 13 points, but saw just 10 minutes of action. Freshman post player Jaedon LeDee played 15 minutes, scoring nine points and grabbing seven rebounds.

Potter was expected to come off the bench for the Buckeyes this season, and he would have been doing it behind sophomore Kaleb Wesson, who expects to play about 30 minutes per game this season.

Rather than accept 10-15 minutes per night, Potter will leave OSU in search of a team with more minutes available for him next season.

The move comes just 50 hours before the Buckeyes take the court in the season opener on the road at the University of Cincinnati.

7 Responses

  1. Yes, already this season in football we’ve seen injuries happen and a kid transfers for playing time, then a week or two later the guy who beat him out gets injured and his dream would have come true where he was. Unfortunately, as former HS coach, I see Potter as aa 10 minutes a game guy. But maybe some coach somewhere will see it differently.

  2. More minutes for ledee and young, hate to lose size but micah wasnt a holtmann guy anyways. Wish him nothing but the best but as many other thad guys who transferred have experienced, he prolly will not be a major contributor anywhere else unfortunately. So next year i expect the starting 5 to be dj, luther, young, ledee and kaleb, bench of cj, musa, andre, gaffney and liddell… wit reserve minutes for duane and justin and maybe a transfer big

  3. Micah has a younger brother who plays DE #97 for Mentor H.S. He will join the buckeye football team next year.

  4. Averages 4 points and 2 rebounds and at 6’9″ shoots 46% from the floor and cant guard anybody, its not a loss. He belongs in the MAC. I do hope he is successful wherever he goes.

  5. Well, that’s really a disappointment. It’s not like this year’s edition of the Buckeyes is stockpiled with NBA talent. One injury and Potter would have seen his playing time increase dramatically. But that’s the way things seem to be these days. If a kid’s not happy, it’s off to greener pastures. Sometimes, however, those “pastures” have just been spray-painted.
    Best wishes to the guy. Hope things turn out for the best, both for Potter and Holtmann and the Buckeyes.

  6. Disappointing but he and holtmann probably came to the conclusion that his minutes would be limited his last two years. Can’t blame a guy if he thinks he can get more playing time somewhere else.

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