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Bettendorf native D.J. Carton transferring from Ohio State

D.J. Carton took a leave of absence from the Buckeyes mid-season for mental health reasons. He'll now transfer.
Credit: AP
Ohio State guard D.J. Carton dribbles up court against Maryland during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Freshman guard, D.J. Carton, is transferring from Ohio State Univeristy. The Bettendorf native made the announcement via twitter on Thursday.

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Carton was one of the biggest named recruits in Iowa for the class of 2019. He played 20 games in his freshman season before leaving the team mid-season to deal with mental-health. In that span, he averaged more than ten points and three assists per game. 

He will be a name to watch as he now opens his recruitment back up. He was ranked #35 on ESPN's Top 100 last year. The Iowa Hawkeyes were in his final six schools before he chose the Buckeyes.