Nearly a week after Trevor Thompson committed to Ohio State on a visit, he's officially a part of the team.
Ohio State announced the 6-11 center, who played as a freshman for Virginia Tech last season, has been added to the roster. Thompson told Cleveland.com that he and his family plan to petition the NCAA to make him eligible immediately. Should the NCAA decline that request, Thompson will sit out during the 2014-15 season, but will have three years of eligibility remaining when he suits up in the fall of 2015.
In his only season in Blacksburg, Thompson played in 30 games, starting 11 of them, averaging 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds per games with a pair of double-doubles.
"Trevor has proven he is capable of competing at our level," Matta said. "He will be a very athletic big man for us. We are looking forward to having Trevor in our program."
Thompson becomes the second big to transfer to Ohio State in as many months. Anthony Lee, a 6-9 forward from Temple, joined the team in March.
Heard the news I'm glad to be officially apart of the Buckeye family truly blessed for this opportunity thank you all God Bless
— Trevor Thompson (@TrevBallinTrey2) April 18, 2014