New York point guard Jevon Thomas to join Kansas State basketball next season

02/27/2013 4:14 PM

02/27/2013 4:15 PM

Kansas State announced Jevon Thomas, a point guard originally from New York, as its third member of the 2013 recruiting class Wednesday.

Thomas, a 6-foot, 180-pounder who plays for St. John’s Northwest Military Academy in Delafield, Wis., is a freshman mid-year enrollee with four years of eligibility. He has received an initial eligibility waiver by the NCAA, making him eligible to practice and play following the 2013 fall semester. He’s averaging 15 points and seven assists this season.

“We’re excited to welcome Jevon to our program,” K-State coach Bruce Weber said in a statement. “He is the type of player with really good quickness and the ability to push the ball and create for others. He also gives us some quality depth at the guard position. We believe he has the ability to become a lockdown defender as he develops as a basketball player.”

Thomas joins shooting guard Marcus Foster and small forward Wesley Iwundu as signed members of K-State’s most recent recruiting class. The Wildcats have one available scholarship remaining, which is expected to be taken by power forward Neville Fincher, who has orally committed to K-State.

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