Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Various sources say that Ibrahima Thomas, a 6-foot-11, 238-pound freshman center from Oklahoma State, recently visited the Rutgers campus.
It remains unclear if Thomas is simply visiting Hamady N’Diaye, his friend and former teammate at Stoneridge Prep (Calif.), or if Thomas is considering transferring to Rutgers. Thomas and N’Diaye are both natives of Senegal.
Former Stoneridge program director Mike Mahoney said he did not have a current cell phone number for Thomas.
Thomas started 27 of 33 games last season for Oklahoma State, averaging 6.0 points and 4.1 rebounds.
He was originally recruited by by Auburn, USC, Valparaiso, Ball State, Fresno State and Rutgers.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.