Ohio State Redshirt Senior guard C.J. Walker evaluates Buckeyes 91-88 OT loss to Illinois in Big Ten Championship Game

C.J. Walker
C.J. Walker OSU guard Comments on 91-88 loss to Illinois in OT BTMBT 3 14 21.mp3

AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR (2020-21)

 Missed four games with right hand
injury … returned at Wisconsin … 9.1
points and 4.4 assists this season
 In three 2021 BTT games, has scored
27 points to go with 17 assists … 11-20
(.550) from the field … also has 15
rebounds
 Reached 900 career points with 10 vs.
Iowa Feb. 28 (939)…he has scored 499
points at Ohio State after two years at
FSU
 Reach 200 career assists as a Buckeye
with six vs. Minnesota (3/11/21) … 345
in career
 Has knocked down 72-76 from FT line
(94.7%), No. 1 nationally in FT% …
had streak of 45-consecutive makes at
the line broken at Iowa (1-2)

Started 29 games last year and averaged
8.7 points and 3.1 rebounds and had
team-highs with 107 assists and 40 steals

 Career-high nine assists at No. 8 Iowa
(2/4/21)
 Transfer from Florida State where he
started 35 times and played in 68 games

AS A JUNIOR (2019-20)

  • Played all 31 games, starting all but two, averaging 8.7 points and 3.1 rebounds to go along with a team-high 107 assists and 40 steals
  • Shot 81.2 percent from the free throw line
  • Led the team in assists on 17 occasions while tallying 14 double-figure scoring games
  • Made first start in a Buckeye uniform, scoring eight points vs. Cincinnati (11/6)
  • Scored seven points vs. UMass Lowell (11/10)
  • Totaled 10 points and tied his career-high seven assists vs. Villanova (11/13)
  • Went for five points and five assists vs. Stetson (11/18)
  • Tallied 11 points, four steals, three rebounds and three assists vs. Purdue Fort Wayne (11/22)
  • Scored 10 points against Morgan State (11/29)
  • Poured in 10 points at North Carolina (12/4)
  • Went for nine points and seven helpers vs. Penn State (12/7)
  • Totaled seven points and six assists against Southeast Missouri (12/17)
  • Went for nine points and five helpers vs. Kentucky (12/21)
  • Scored 10 points against West Virginia (12/29)
  • Totaled a season-high 18 points to go along with five boards and four assists in a career-high 38 minutes against Nebraska (1/14)
  • Scored 11 points against Minnesota (1/23)
  • Went for 14 points, four assists and three steals against Indiana (2/1)
  • Totaled six points, five assists and four boards against Rutgers (2/12)
  • Went for nine points and four assists vs. Purdue (2/15)
  • Totaled 11 points and seven assists at Iowa (2/20)
  • Scored 12 points against Maryland (2/23)
  • Went for 15 points and five boards at Nebraska (2/27)
  • Totaled 15 points while tying career-high seven assists and six rebounds against Michigan (3/1)
  • Went for 15 points, six rebounds and five assists against Illinois (3/5)
  • Scored 14 points at Michigan State (3/8)

AS A REDSHIRT (2018-19)

  • Sat out the 2018-19 season after transferring from Florida State

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE

  • Played the last two seasons at Florida State, starting 34 of 35 games as a sophomore
  • Averaged 8.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 2017-18 after averaging just under five points per contest in 33 appearances as a freshman
  • 2016 Indianapolis Player of the Year as a senior at Arsenal Tech
  • Voted team captain as a senior and averaged 18.3 points per contest in his career

PERSONAL

  • Son of Clarence and Brandi Walker
  • Has a younger brother, Jalen

COURTESY OHIO STATE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

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