Brad Brownell hasn’t shied away from utilizing the transfer circuit in recent years, and on Wednesday, he made another significant roster addition by taking that route. Former Texas A&M power forward Elijah Thomas is transferring to Clemson after playing just eight games for the Aggies this season.
Originally a member of the 2015 recruiting class, Thomas was a consensus top-50 prospect coming out of high school. He averaged 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 9.9 minutes per game at Texas A&M this year before leaving the program.
“I am extremely excited about the addition of Elijah Thomas to our basketball family,” Brownell said. “He is a very talented player who won a high school state championship in Texas and competed successfully at the highest levels of AAU basketball. He has excellent hands and a very good skill set for a young man of his size.”
The 6-9, 230-pound big man will sit out this semester and the first semester of next season. He will then have three years of eligbility remaining, starting in December 2016.
Thomas will add depth to the frontcourt for a Clemson team that graduates power forward Josh Smith at the end of this season.