Guard Jevon Thomas will transfer from Kansas State and resume his collegiate career at Seton Hall, according to SNY’s Adam Zagoria and his latest edition of ZagsBlog. Thomas averaged 3.3 points and 2.9 assists across 21 minutes per contest in two seasons with the Wildcats.
He will now sit out a season before spending his final two years of eligibility with the Pirates, a school that recruited him out of high school. His time at Kansas State was something of a roller coaster, but Wildcats head coach Bruce Weber had nothing but positive things to say about Thomas when his decision to transfer became public.
“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 could also use the help, as junior guard Sterling Gibbs is set to graduate and transfer to another program. That takes 16.3 points and 3.8 dimes per game out of the Pirates’ lineup, so Thomas will be in a position to immediately contribute once he is eligible to play again.
Kansas State took a step back in 2015, going 15-17 (8-10 Big 12) and not appearing in any national tournament after going 47-21 (24-12 Big 12) and making the NCAA tournament in Weber’s first two years as head coach.
Seton Hall has been on harder times as of late, having gone 16-15 (6-12 Big East) last season and 82-80 overall in five years under head coach Kevin Willard. Hopefully, Thomas can help the team earn its first NCAA tournament berth since 2006.
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