Buckeyes add 7-foot Virginia Tech transfer Thompson
APR 13, 2014 2:10p ET
The news of Thompson's commitment was first reported by ESPN.com. The 7-foot Thompson had been exploring several options over the last few weeks and was at Ohio State's spring football game on Saturday.
He's leaving Virginia Tech after one season and a coaching change. Barring a waiver for special circumstances, Thompson will have to sit out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules but then will have three seasons left to play.
Thompson averaged 5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last season.
Ohio State previously added 6'9 Temple transfer Michael Lee, a one-year transfer with immediate eligibility, to bolster a thin front line.
Last year's starting center, Amir Williams, will be a senior next season. Six-foot-10 2014 signee David Bell is almost certain to redshirt next season, when the Buckeyes return three starters and welcome a highly-touted freshman class but one that, besides Bell, features three wing players.