Former Ohio State and Hudson Catholic guard Luther Muhammad will transfer to Arizona State Basketball, per Evan Daniels on Twitter.
“I picked ASU because I believe coach Hurley’s a great coach wants and lets his guards create a lot and is a very intense coach that demands the best out of his guys,” Muhammad said, according to 247Sports.com.
The New Jersey native averaged 7.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists on 25.0 minutes per contest during the 2019-2021 seasons with the Buckeyes.
College hoop insiders regard Muhammad as a great on-ball defender, arguably the best Ohio State had on its team last year.
But rumor has it that he wanted a bigger offensive role, prompting the move. He picked the Sun Devils over Seton Hall, West Virginia, UCLA, and New Mexico.
There’s a catch to him playing in the near future for Arizona State. NCAA undergraduate rules state that a player must sit out a year when transferring.
Therefore, he’ll have to redshirt next season unless he obtains a waiver or the NCAA passes legislation that would grandfather him in allowing for a one-time transfer for athletes.
Muhammad enjoyed a terrific senior year at Hudson Catholic. The six-foot-four, 185-pounder drained 379 points, grabbed 110 boards, and dished out 75 assists in 26 contests in the 2017-08 campaign.
— Jerry Del Priore