News of Ohio State guard Musa Jallow transfer to the Charlotte 49ers has been announced after spending four years with the Buckeyes. He was one of the first recruits of Ohio States' head coach Chris Holtmann when he first landed the job in 2017. At the time Jallow had to reclassify to join the program a year earlier than would otherwise has been possible and didn't turn 18 years of age until midway through his freshman season.
Musa Jallow Career
During his time with the Buckeyes from 2017-21 he had 94 career games, including 28 starts. Standing 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 210 pounds, Jallow scored 260 points (averaging 2.8), 205 rebounds (averaging 2.2) and averaging 0.7 assists during this period. In the 2020-21 season he had five starts and played in 26 games overall. This included playing in the Big Ten Tournament semi-final and championship games as well as the NCAA Tournament first round game where he scored three points, took three rebounds and managed three assists. During a win over Penn State that season he scored 9 points, which was a season high, as well as scoring at least seven points in each of six games.
He missed the 2019-20 season, taking a red shirt year, in order to have reconstructive surgery on his right ankle. He is eligible to play for two more years as a result of his red shirt year and the additional year allowed as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic.
Jallow graduated with a degree in kinesiology from Ohio State this year and coach Holtmann has praised him as a talented player that he personally regarded as a joy to coach. He praised him as a great person that had a hugely positive impact on the team even as he had to deal with injuries over the past two years. He went on to say that he wished him well in his future playing career and he would always be regarded as a Buckeye; he also offered to provide him with support in his future efforts in any way that he could.
Musa Jallow Transer
The Charlotte 49ers head coach Ron Sanchez welcomed Jallow to the program at Charlotte and has said he is a forceful, effective defender that comes with a specialized skill set and has experience playing in big games which would add depth to the 49ers. Sanchez had, in fact, recruited Jallow from high school, so has had a long association with the player. Jallow has said he is ready to work this summer with coach Sanchez to help implement his plan for taking the Charlotte 49ers to the top of the competition and welcomes Sanchez' belief in his ability to help the team to achieve this.
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