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.
Elijah Thomas is transferring from Texas A&M.
“I’m just hoping to find somewhere that I can get an opportunity to show what I can do,” Thomas told ESPN.com. “I have no bad feelings about anything. I appreciate everything Coach [Billy] Kennedy and the staff did for me, and I’m hoping they are successful. Now I’m going to lean on my family and Coach Wes [Grandstaff] and find a place to start the next chapter of my career.”
The 6-foot-9 Thomas out of Lancaster (TX) also considered SMU, Oklahoma State, LSU and Illinois before joining a strong class at A&M that included his friend Admon Gilder, D.J. Hogg and Tyler Davis.
His mother, Deloris, told SNY.tv that Thomas had no list of possible destinations yet.
“He had a lot of calls and texts [Monday] night,” she said. “He hasn’t decided [on a list] yet.”
Thomas’ playing time has decreased as of late as Davis’ star has risen. Thomas is averaging 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds.
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.