UPDATE: Columbus Dispatch’s Adam Jardy tweets that Thompson has not made a decision about the NBA Draft.
Again: Trevor Thompson will consider NBA options after the season. He's not decided to go pro yet. #Buckeyes
— Adam Jardy (@AdamJardy) March 11, 2017
ORIGINAL STORY: Ohio State center Trevor Thompson is reportedly declaring for the NBA Draft, though it remains to be seen if he follows through on the entire process.
This comes via Kyle Neddenriep, a high school sports reporter from the Indianapolis Star who shared via Twitter on Saturday that Thompson’s family says the junior will take another shot at the draft.
Former Ben Davis standout and Ohio State junior Trevor Thompson will declare for NBA draft, per his family.
— Kyle Neddenriep (@KyleNeddenriep) March 11, 2017
Thompson declared for the NBA Draft last season, but withdrew before the deadline and lost no college eligibility. Thanks to a rule change that went into effect early in 2016, men’s basketball players now have the ability to enter and remove their names from the draft multiple times, and also participate in the draft combine and one NBA team tryout per year, without losing NCAA eligibility.
That said, it would be a surprise if Thompson sticks through the entire process and hears his name called on June 22. Though he possesses NBA size at a listed 7 feet and 250 pounds and averages nearly a double-double for the Buckeyes with 10.6 points and 9.2 rebounds, he is not listed in either the 2017 or 2018 mock drafts from DraftExpress.com. However, one can’t blame him for at least taking a shot.