When Joey Lane came to Ohio State in 2015, he knew there was a good chance his competitive playing days, at least in game scenarios, were over.
Through three seasons in Columbus, that has indeed been the case. He has logged just 50 career minutes and 21 points, but has made the most of his time in scarlet and gray, perhaps more than any walk-on since Mark Titus.
Entering his third and final season on scholarship, Lane said he briefly considered taking a route similar to that of his former teammate and close friend, Andrew Dakich. As is well-documented, Dakich redshirted his final season at Michigan so that he could play a significant role on a different team for his final year of eligibility as a graduate transfer.