Coming into the season Ohio State Head Coach Thad Matta and his staff didn't feel they would need any perimeter help in the 2016 class. That however proved not to be the case with the decisions of A.J. Harris and Austin Grandstaff to transfer out of the program. Both players were considered keys to the future before the year, and with that there was a lack of depth in the backcourt heading into the 2016 season.
The Buckeyes solved that problem to an extent on Tuesday with the commitment of C.J. Jackson. Jackson, who is originally from North Carolina, had a big season at the junior college level for Eastern Florida State this year. On the season Jackson averaged 16.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game.
Look for Jackson to fill a role at either guard spot, and provide much needed depth as a ball handler behind JaQuan Lyle.