Ohio State has picked up seven-foot Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson, according to ESPN Basketball insider Jeff Goodman.
Ohio State just added 7-foot Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson. Told ESPN that he just committed to Thad Matta and Buckeyes on visit.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 13, 2014
The Buckeyes have been in the running for Thompson for several weeks now and Ohio State was speculated to be one of his top choices in his college search. Thompson averaged 5 PPG and 4.7 RPG over 30 games for the Hokies this past season. Due to transfer rules, Thompson will sit out the upcoming season and will have three years of eligibility left starting in the 2015-2016 season. This is a great pickup for Thad Matta’s squad after clearly lacking size in the front court this past season. Here’s a taste of what Thompson can bring to the team:
Thompson himself also took to Twitter to announce the news:
Well it's official I'm a Ohio State Buckeye Show Me Love #BuckEyeNation !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Trevor Thompson (@TrevBallinTrey2) April 13, 2014
Thompson is ready. Are you ready for him Buckeye Nation?