Report: Ohio State Junior Center Trevor Thompson to Forgo Final Season of Eligibility

By Eric Seger on March 14, 2017 at 4:26 pm
Ohio State's Trevor Thompson is turning pro.

Trevor Thompson's father told the Columbus Dispatch's Adam Jardy on Saturday a decision about his son's basketball future would be made when Ohio State's season was officially over. Sunday came and went, and the Buckeyes didn't receive an invitation to the NIT.

Two days later, it appears the junior center is going pro. ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported Tuesday afternoon the younger Thompson has elected to forgo his final season of eligibility. Goodman did not say if Thompson has hired an agent or not. If so, he cannot return to Ohio State.

Goodman's report vindicates what Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star first said on Saturday, that Thompson would, in fact, turn pro.

Originally a transfer from Virginia Tech, the 6-foot-11 Thompson averaged 10.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.5 blocks in 22 minutes per game with the Buckeyes in 2017.

Thompson also declared for the 2016 NBA Draft before returning to Ohio State without having hired an agent. He has that option again this time around.

The 2017 NBA Draft is June 22.

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