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Amy Scullion changes her mind, will return to play Ohio State hoops while in medical school

FILE - In this March 8, 2014 file photo, Ohio State guard Amy Scullion (25) and Iowa guard Samantha Logic go for a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Big Ten women's tournament in Indianapolis. Scullion had already graduated and been accepted into Ohio State’s medical school. A starter a year ago, she’s returning to a team that is short-handed because one player was kicked off the team and three others sustained season-ending knee injuries in the preseason. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

FILE - In this March 8, 2014 file photo, Ohio State guard Amy Scullion (25) and Iowa guard Samantha Logic go for a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Big Ten women's tournament in Indianapolis. Scullion had already graduated and been accepted into Ohio State’s medical school. A starter a year ago, she’s returning to a team that is short-handed because one player was kicked off the team and three others sustained season-ending knee injuries in the preseason. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)  (The Associated Press)

Amy Scullion had already graduated and been accepted into Ohio State's medical school. She figured she'd played her final basketball game for the Buckeyes last February.

But now she's back.

Scullion will balance her challenging medical-school schedule with the Buckeyes' practice and game schedule this season. A starter a year ago, she's returning for her final season of eligibility to a team that is short-handed because one player was kicked off the team and three others sustained season-ending knee injuries in the preseason.

The Buckeyes open the season on Friday night at Virginia.

She'll miss some workouts, games and road trips along the way, but has been practicing with coach Kevin McGuff's team this week.