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Report: Ohio State showing interest in Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson

Per the Indianapolis Star, Ohio State has been in contact with 6'11 Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson.

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Wanting to bring in more depth to the Ohio State front court, Thad Matta and the Buckeyes have turned their attention to possibly adding a transfer to the roster. Anthony Lee, a 6'8 power forward, formally of Temple University, is visiting the OSU campus today, and might not be the last big man looking for a new home to make a trip to Columbus over the next few weeks.

According to Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star, freshman power forward, Trevor Thompson, who spent the last season as a spot starter for the Virginia Tech Hokies, has been granted his release by newly hired head coach Buzz Williams and is looking to continue his career elsewhere.

Per Neddenriep's report, the Buckeyes, Arizona, Auburn, Florida, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Purdue, Tennessee and Xavier have all been in contact with the long armed and athletic, 6'11 210-pound Thompson, who is working to set up visits.

Last season, Thompson, who will have three years of eligibility left after sitting out next season due to NCAA transfer rules, averaged right around five points and five rebounds a contest for the Hokies. In high school, the then three-star prospect was a key player in the post for both Ben Davis High in Indianapolis and Wisconsin's St.John's Northwestern Military Academy before selecting Virginia Tech over the likes of Ball State, Xavier and others in the fall of 2012.

To see what Thompson could bring the Bucks, check out some of his highlights from his prep days below: