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 averaged five points and 4.7 rebounds per game as a freshman in Blacksburg, committed to the Buckeyes on an official visit to Columbus that concluded today.
The 7-foot, 220 pound big man will be eligible beginning with the 2015-2016 season unless the NCAA grants him a waiver to play immediately.
Prior to the Ohio State visit, Thompson’s father Ryan, a former MLB outfielder, broke down the most important factors in his son’s decision in an interview with Inside the Hall.
“I told Tom Crean, Matt Painter and Thad Matta, it’s going to come down to how convincing they are as head coaches in getting Trevor to believe that this is the right system that he needs to play in,” Ryan Thompson said. “At the end of the day, it’s going to be the head coach that has an integral part in that process.”
Thompson had planned to take official visits to Bloomington and West Lafayette, but ultimately decided to end the process after his trip to Ohio State.
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