The Kansas State Wildcats got a big blow on Wednesday when they found out point guard Jevon Thomas won’t be eligible to play until December 21.
Thomas was expected to be Kansas State’s starting point guard after Angel Rodriguez, who averaged 11.4 points, 5.2 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game for the Wildcats last season, decided to transfer to the Miami Hurricanes.
Thomas is a 6’1, 178 lb. freshman out of Queens, New York, chose the Wildcats over the Seton Hall Pirates, Penn State Nittany Lions and Towson Tigers.
“He’s very talented,” Wildcats head coach Bruce Weber told Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. “But it’ll take him a little while to get adjusted once he becomes eligible.”
According to Goodman, Thomas “enrolled at Kansas State last January but was deemed a partial qualifier after having attended three high schools” so “he graduated from St. John’s Northwest Military Academy in Wisconsin.”
Weber told Goodman that junior guard Will Spradling will start in Thomas’ place. Spradling averaged 7.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for the 27-8 Wildcats last season.