NCAA Basketball

Virginia Tech Secures Verbal Commitment from 2013 Forward Trevor Thompson

Virginia Tech made the decision to dismiss head coach Seth Greenberg this past off-season, hoping to usher in a new era in Blacksburg.

Virginia Tech’s athletic administration made the decision to bring back former Hokies’ assistant coach James Johnson for his first such head coaching position.

On Tuesday, Virginia Tech got the news that 2013 power forward Trevor Thompson had verbally committed to the Hokies. Thompson becomes the first member of the team’s 2013 recruiting class.

Prior to his decision, Thompson held offers from Arizona State, Xavier, Auburn, USC and Ball State, according to Rivals.

Standing at 6-foot-10, Thompson attended Ben Davis H.S. (IN) last season, yet he will attend St. John’s Northwest Military Academy (WI) this upcoming year as a post-grad.

Thompson began his high school playing career at South Lakes H.S. in Virginia before moving to the Indianapolis-based Ben Davis H.S.

The forward’s decision comes just one day after Thompson was in attendance for Virginia Tech’s overtime victory over Georgia Tech. The Hokies defeated the Yellow Jackets in each school’s season-opening football game by a final score of 20-17.

While Thompson will be pursuing a collegiate basketball career in the ACC, his father pursued baseball. In fact, Ryan Thompson, was pretty good at baseball too, playing for several major league organizations during his professional career, including the New York Yankees and New York Mets.

During his time at the high school level, Thompson ran with the Eric Gordon All-Stars.


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