Jevon Thomas has left the Seton Hall men’s basketball program, according to Kevin Willard.
The head coach issued a statement on Wednesday announcing the junior backup point guard’s departure prior to the team’s game against Providence. Thomas will leave the program, effective immediately.
“Jevon has made the decision to leave our program,” Willard said. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Thomas is now the third personnel loss for Seton Hall this season, joining Veer Singh and Myles Carter as the Pirates’ bench continues to thin. A lack of playing time led to Thomas’ decision, according to Jerry Carino of the Asbury Park Press. With Thomas gone, Seton Hall now has 10 players on scholarship.
It has been a tumultuous ride for Thomas in South Orange. He sat out all of last season after transferring from Kansas State, as NCAA transfer rules dictate. Then, last spring, he was involved in an on-campus altercation during a recreation basketball game. The incident earned Thomas a semester-long suspension.
The defensive-minded guard made his Seton Hall debut against Rutgers in December. He came off the bench in 10 games, averaging nine minutes while shooting 18 percent for the Hall. Once looked to as the contingency should Isaiah Whitehead go pro, which he did, Thomas had 13 turnovers but just eight assists.
Thomas did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article said that Seton Hall had nine remaining players on scholarship. It has 10.
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