Tumultuous from the start, Jevon Thomas’ brief stint with Seton Hall is officially over. A talented but troublesome player, Thomas was never able to find a groove in his time with the Pirates.
Today, in an official release, coach Kevin Willard announced Thomas’ departure:
“Jevon has made the decision to leave our program. We wish him the best in his future endeavors,”
Thomas never became the player the Seton Hall Pirates thought he would be when they accepted his transfer from Kansas State. Forced to sit out his first year because of transfer eligibility rules, he quickly made a nuisance of himself at his new home. In an intramural recreation game, he engaged in a heated altercation that resulted in him grabbing graduate assistant Kevin Matthews around the neck.
Thomas sat for the first 11 games of this season, but finally made his debut against Rutgers to less than stellar results. In the 10 games in which he has logged a minute for Seton Hall, Thomas is averaging only 0.7 points, one rebound, 0.8 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He has averaged about 10 minutes per game when he has played.
With two years of eligibility remaining, Thomas will likely find a third collegiate program willing to take him onto their squad. He will have a lot to prove to both his new teammates and coach, wherever he might find them.