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Ohio State has added further reinforcements to its front line with the addition of Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson.
The news of Thompson's commitment was first reported by ESPN.com. The 7-foot Thompson had been exploring several options over the last few weeks and was at Ohio State's spring football game on Saturday.
He's leaving Virginia Tech after one season and a coaching change. Barring a waiver for special circumstances, Thompson will have to sit out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules but then will have three seasons left to play.
Thompson averaged 5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last season.
Ohio State previously added 6'9 Temple transfer Michael Lee, a one-year transfer with immediate eligibility, to bolster a thin front line.
Last year's starting center, Amir Williams, will be a senior next season. Six-foot-10 2014 signee David Bell is almost certain to redshirt next season, when the Buckeyes return three starters and welcome a highly-touted freshman class but one that, besides Bell, features three wing players.
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Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson is heading to Ohio State, sources tell CBSSports.com.
Thompson, a 6-foot-11 center from Indianapolis, played just one season in Blacksburg. He averaged 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds, going for 15 points and six rebounds in a loss to Duke in late February.
Because of his size and three years of remaining eligibility, Thompson was one of the most...
Trevor Thompson will transfer from Virginia Tech to Ohio State.
Thompson was also pursued by Indiana, Purdue and Butler.
"I love the academics, the fans, my new teammates and the coaching staff," Thompson said. "It was the perfect fit."
Thompson averaged 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds per game as a freshman. Thompson will sit out next season, but he could request...
Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson will play in the Big Ten next season as the former Hokie center picked Ohio State over his two other finalists, Indiana and Purdue. “Well it’s official I’m a Ohio State Buckeye,” Thompson said Sunday on his Twitter account. The news was first reported by Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. Thompson, who […]
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Ohio State basketball has hit the transfer market hard this offseason. First, the Buckeyes picked up a very solid forward in Temple’s Anthony Lee. Now, they’ve added some serious size for the future, picking up a commitment from former Virginia Tech center Trevor Thompson.
Ohio State just added 7-foot Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson. Told ESPN that he just committed to...
Virginia Tech transfer and IU target Trevor Thompson is headed to Ohio State. Indiana's search for a big man continues.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Virginia Tech's Trevor Thompson, a 6-foot-11 sophomore, says he's transferring to play at Ohio State.
The Ohio State basketball program picked up its second center transfer this offseason on Sunday, this time landing Virginia Tech big man Trevor Thompson. The 6-11, 210-pounder will have three seasons of eligibility remaining with the Buckeyes, starting with the 2015-16 campaign.
Virginia Tech's James Gayle, the nephew of former NFL player Shaun Gayle, is considered one of the most physical defenders in college football.