Shooting Guard Austin Grandstaff To Transfer From Ohio State

Ohio State freshman Austin Grandstaff will transfer from Ohio State.

An Ohio State spokesman confirmed that Ohio State freshman Austin Grandstaff will transfer from the program. 

"Thad Matta, Ohio State head coach, announced Thursday freshman guard Austin Grandstaff has elected to transfer from the men’s basketball program," a statement from the university said.

News of the transfer was first reported by ESPN.

Grandstaff, a freshman guard from Rockwall High School in Texas, has played in all 10 games for the Buckeyes this season, coming off the bench to score 4.4 points per game.

Out of high school the shooting guard was a four-star prospect and the No. 60 overall playerin the country. Grandstaff came to Ohio State thought of as a strong shooter and has hit 12 of 36 threes he's attempted this saeson for a 33.3 percent clip. He's taken the third-most threes of anyone on the Buckeyes, despite playing teh eighth-most minutes.

The freshman spoke with the media for the first time Dec. 15.

“At first it was kind of a challenge, but I feel like I’m getting a lot more comfortable with the system and how fast the game’s going," he said of adjusting to the college level. "I think defensively, which was my weakness coming in, I’m getting better every day and learning the rotations and stuff.

“On the offensive end I think it’s more learning to play with other people because in high school I had the ball in my hands the majority of the time. Learning to play with Keita and Marc who can also shoot and score the ball, it’s an adjustment, but I think things are looking up.”

During his high school recruitment Grandstaff recieved offers from FLorida, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Southern Miss, Texas, Texas A&M and UNLV.

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