Buckeyes Add Virginia Tech Transfer

Buckeyes Add Virginia Tech Transfer

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.

Ohio State's spring game may be best known for its impact on football recruiting, but this season's annual exhibition managed to impact the Buckeyes' basketball program as well.

Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson spent Saturday on the Ohio State campus and one day later offered a commitment to Buckeyes head coach Thad Matta. Thompson's decision to join the Ohio State program was first reported by ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

At 6-11, 210 pounds, Thompson averaged 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per game in his freshman season with the Hokies. The Indianapolis, Ind. native will sit out the upcoming season per NCAA transfer rules and will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2015-16 campaign.

Thompson's commitment to the Buckeyes should help bolster their frontcourt depth in the coming years, as OSU will graduate three senior centers next season in Amir Williams, Trey McDonald and Temple graduate transfer Anthony Lee. A two-star prospect byway of St. Johns Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wis., Thompson was also considering transferring to Indiana and Purdue before settling on the Buckeyes.

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