Ohio State forward E.J. Liddell announced that he is entering the 2021 NBA Draft but he could return to the Buckeyes next season.
In a statement posted to Twitter, Liddell said he feels fortunate for what he's experienced in his two seasons as a Buckeye.
"Choosing to play for Coach Holtmann and The Ohio State University has been one of the best decisions I've made in my life, and I thank God for every opportunity given to me," Liddell wrote.
Liddell said he decided to enter the draft while maintaining his college eligibility.
"Timing is everything, trust I won't rush," he said.
This past season, Liddell averaged 16.2 points and 6.7 rebounds a game, earning him first-team All-Big Ten Conference honors.