Bowen Hardman Hits The Portal

With the changing of the guard at Ohio State from Chris Holtmann to Jake Diebler, the offseason promises to be a wild one for the Buckeyes as the next edition of the team could look different than the one who just completed its season.

The first move has been made as Ohio State sophomore guard Bowen Hardman has entered the transfer portal.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder out of Cincinnati saw action in 17 games in the 2023-24 season and averaged 1.8 points per game. Hardman scored in double figures in one game, against Nebraska where he scored 11 points in just eight minutes of action.

The former three-star recruit out of Princeton high school picked the Buckeyes over hometown teams Cincinnati and Xavier as part of Ohio State’s class of 2022. Hardman would play in six games during his first season in Columbus and was unable to crack the rotation for more significant playing time in year two.

This likely will not be the only move out of the Ohio State roster with the change at the top and Diebler looking to shape a roster for his first full-time season as Ohio State’s head coach.

The Buckeyes have a two-man signing class with forward Colin White and guard Juni Mobley both signed and reconfirmed to be enrolling at Ohio State in advance of the upcoming basketball season.

Ohio State will need to find answers for its departing seniors including Jamison Battle and Zed Key.

Keep it locked in here to BuckeyeHuddle as we continue to monitor the transfer portal, both departing and incoming players as well as the construction of Diebler’s first coaching staff.

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