Ohio State forward Seth Towns will return for a seventh college season

Between transfer rules, redshirts and graduate years, and the extra COVID-19 year, college basketball players have been able to play the sport well beyond the traditional four years.

One player who took advantage of his opportunities is Seth Towns, and he’s coming back for one more season. Adam Jardy from The Despatch of Columbus report it ohio state the forward will return to Columbus for his seventh college season in 2022.

Towns began his college career at Harvard and was a top Ivy League player in his first two seasons, winning Ivy League Player of the Year in 2018. However, Towns struggled with injuries throughout his career, missing his junior and senior seasons due to two separate injuries.

In 2020, Towns elected to transfer to Ohio State as a graduate student. The following year, he played 25 games off the bench for the Buckeyes, averaging 3.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in just over 10 minutes per game. Towns returned to Columbus last year, but underwent back surgery in September and missed the entire season.

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According to Jardy, Towns is fully recovered from his injury and is healthy for the offseason. He is using his extra year of eligibility he earned due to COVID-19 to play next year.

Despite Towns’ return, Ohio State will still have some turnover next year. EJ Liddell and Meechie Johnson have already announced they are leaving the program, while Malaki Branham explores the NBA draft process.

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