Buckeyes coach Thad Matta announced the move Wednesday. Jent replaces Brandon Miller, who resigned to spend more time with family.
Jent was a Cavaliers assistant since 2009, joining the organization in 2006 as director of player development. He played at Ohio State from 1988-92, scoring more that 1,000 points in 123 games.
He served as interim head coach and an assistant coach for Orlando in 2004-05, and as an assistant coach/player development for Philadelphia in 2003-04.