Look: Ohio State Basketball Player Announces He's Leaving Team

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Ohio State forward Seth Towns announced Sunday that he is stepping away from basketball.

Towns has been a member of the Buckeye program since 2020,

But last season did not play due to back injury.

He had previously missed the entire 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons at Harvard due to injuries.

"After a few setbacks this summer and some tough conversations with my coaches and medical personnel,

It has become clear that my body is not in a position to endure the entire Big Ten season," Towns wrote.

"I share with many of you the frustration of not being able to compete at that level, or at least something close to it.

Still, it's the immense gratitude I feel for giving me the opportunity to play for so long."

Towns, 24, was the Ivy League's Player of the Year in 2017-18 before physical ailments took their toll.

In 25 sports in Ohio State during the 2020-21 campaign,

The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 3.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per outing.

All the best to Seth Towns in his future endeavors, even if they don't involve a game of basketball.