Former Kansas State guard Jevon Thomas will transfer to Seton Hall, SNY.tv’s Adam Zagoria reported on Monday. Thomas will sit for the 2015-2016 season, but has two years of eligibility left.
“Well, first I felt comfortable, I knew a lot of the staff for years, but I was most impressed by the skill development,” the 6-foot Queens native told Zagoria.
In 2012, associate head coach of the Pirates Shaheen Holloway recruited Thomas out of high school, but Thomas chose Kansas State over Auburn and the Hall. He also played AAU under Seton Hall assistant coach Tiny Morton.
Thomas averaged 4.5 points and 3.3 assists last season over 25.8 minutes per game for the Wildcats.
On Thomas, Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber stated, “As for Jevon, he has worked diligently to succeed in our program both athletically and academically, he has made tremendous strides during his time at K-State, but he’s come to the decision he wants to be closer to home. We wish him the best as he moves forward in his college career.”
Seton Hall is also reportedly in the mix for Florida transfer Eli Carter as well as Rasheed Sulaimon, the troubled former Duke guard. The news of Thomas committing to SHU comes just days after the Pirates lost one of their own to transfer, Sterling Gibbs.
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