Four-star freshman Elijah Thomas will transfer out of Texas A&M, according to Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk.
Thomas, a center from the Dallas area, has averaged 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds across 9.5 minutes per game, but has not appeared in two of the Aggies’ last three games and has only played 16 minutes over his last four appearances after averaging 15.7 over his first four.
Head coach Billy Kennedy attributed Thomas’ recent absences, including one where he wasn’t even on the team bench, to “personal issues” and it also doesn’t help that Thomas was relegated to minutes-limbo once senior guard Jalen Jones returned from a four-game suspension.
Since then, Thomas has also not been able to beat out freshman Tyler Davis and sophomore Tony Trocha-Morales for minutes.
Just where Thomas, who was part of a great incoming freshman class in College Station this year, ends up next is anybody’s guess. He turned down offers from LSU, Illinois, Oklahoma State and SMU before picking Texas A&M, so perhaps one of those programs still has a spot for him after he sits out a year, per NCAA transfer rules.
Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on Thomas’ future!
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