April 18, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio Thad Matta, head coach of the Buckeyes, announced the addition of Trevor Thompson to the Ohio State men’s basketball roster, Friday.

Thompson is a 6-11 center from Indianapolis, Ind. He played his freshman season of collegiate basketball at Virginia Tech. He will sit out the 2014-15 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules and will have three years of eligibility with the Buckeyes.

In March, Matta announced former Temple center Anthony Lee would join the Buckeyes for the 2014-15 season. (Story)

Thompson completed his high school career at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wis., before originally signing to play at Virginia Tech.

As a freshman, Thompson competed in 30 games with 11 starts for the Hokies. He made 50 of 122 shots from the field (.410) and 49 of 75 from the foul line (.653). He averaged 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds with a pair of double-doubles as a rookie.

In 486 total minutes (16.2 mpg.), he was credited with 28 blocks and eight steals. The Hokies finished 9-22 overall with a 2-16 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

“Trevor has proven he is capable of competing at our level,” Matta said. “He will be a very athletic big man for us. We are looking forward to having Trevor in our program.”

2013-14: Played in 30 games, making 11 starts … Named to the All-ACC Academic team … Made collegiate debut in the win over West Virginia (11/12/13), scoring five points, grabbing five rebounds and blocking three shots … Recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds against Western Carolina (11/15/13) … Grabbed six rebounds and blocked five shots against VMI (11/18/13) … Grabbed eight rebounds and added four points off the bench against VCU (12/21/13) … Made the first start of his career against No. 2 Syracuse (1/7/14), scoring four points and grabbing two rebounds … Recorded the second double-double of his career with 10 points and 12 rebounds against Wake Forest (1/22/14) … Scored seven points and added four rebounds against Maryland (2/1/14) … Scored six points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots at Florida State (2/5/15) … Had eight points and six rebounds at Pittsburgh (2/8/14) … Grabbed 12 rebounds and scored eight points in the win over Miami (2/15/14) … Neared a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds against NC State (2/22/14) … Matched his career best with 15 points, adding three steals and six rebounds at No. 6 Duke (2/25/14) … Scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds against No. 19 North Carolina (3/1/14) … Led all players with 10 rebounds, also adding six points, at Maryland (3/4/14).

High School: Won one letter at Ben Davis High School under Coach Mark James before doing a post-graduate year at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy … Ranked as a three-star recruit … Was a member of the U17 Eric Gordon All-Stars.

Personal: Trevor Carter Thompson … Born in Long Island, N.Y. … Son of Ryan Thompson and Melody Duvergue … Has seven siblings … Father Ryan Thompson spent nine years playing in the MLB, winning a World Series with the New York Yankees.

Career Highs
Points: 15, twice, last at Duke (2/25/14)
Rebounds: 12, twice, last vs Miami (2/15/14)
Assists: 1, several times, last at Maryland (3/4/14)
Blocks: 5, vs. VMI (11/18/13)
Steals: 3, at Duke (2/15/14)
Minutes: 35, at Duke (2/15/14)
FGs: 6 (9), at Duke (2/15/14)
FGA: 9 (6), at Duke (2/15/14)
3FGs: None
3FGA: None
FTs: 7 (11), vs. Western Carolina (11/15/13)
FTA: 11 (7), vs. Western Carolina (11/15/13)
Off. Reb.: 7 (12), vs. Wake Forest (1/22/14)
Def. Reb.: 9 (12), twice, last vs. Miami (2/15/14)