Credit Source: Ohio State University
Abel Porter Medically Unable to Participate
Career ends for graduate transfer point guard from Utah State
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State men’s basketball head coach Chris Holtmann announced today that point guard Abel Porter, a graduate transfer from Utah State, will not compete for the Buckeyes during the 2020-21 season due to a non-COVID related medical condition that will end his collegiate career.
“This has been a difficult past few weeks for Abel and his family,” Holtmann said. “He is a tremendous person and I know he is very appreciative for the opportunity to be a Buckeye. Abel has expressed how thankful he is for the fantastic medical care he has received. He will remain a part of our program.”
Out of respect for the privacy of Abel and his family, no further details will be available.
Porter joined the Buckeyes in April. The 6-3 guard from Farmington, Utah, was one of only two players to appear and start in every game last year for the 26-8 Aggies. He averaged 25.7 minutes per game and scored in double figures nine times. He totaled 192 points on the year and averaged 5.6 per game.