The Hokies, and Head Coach James Johnson, have secured their first Class of 2013 commitment. Trevor Thompson, a 6’10″ center, pledged to the Hokies on Tuesday. He attends St. Johns Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin.
Thompson is rated a 3-star recruit by Rivals and 247Sports, but was not rated by ESPN Recruiting Nation or Scout. Thompson will be a post-grad this season after completing his eligibility at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. Trevor’s stock has been on the rise over the summer and so his ratings could improve.
Thompson’s commitment is critical for the Hokies, as it begins to address their seemingly never-ending lack of depth in the post.
According to articles on the Indianapolis Star and Roanoke Times, Thompson had not been on the varsity squad for a full season until this past season, his senior year at Ben Davis, an Indiana power. He averaged 10 points, 8 boards, and almost 4 blocks per game. Needless to say, he is either a late bloomer or a work in progress.
Thompson is originally from Reston, VA, having attended South Lakes High School previously (Grant Hill, Joey Beard, etc.).