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OSU basketball: No commits yet, but Cowboys in good with 2015 big Elijah Thomas

by John Helsley Published: August 6, 2014

OSU’s commitment list for the class of 2015 sits empty.


Still, there’s much to keep an eye on with the Cowboys in play on some of the nation’s top prospects, including Texas big man Elijah Thomas, who recently put the Pokes in his final six.

Thomas is a 6-foot-9, 250-pound center out of Lancaster, Texas, a five-star prospect listed as the nation’s No. 8 prospect. The Cowboys are in it with Illinois, SMU, UNLV, Texas A&M and LSU on Thomas.

In a conversation with’s Evan Daniels, Thomas said this about OSU:

“This was the second school to offer me a scholarship. Coach [Butch] Pierre and coach [Travis] Ford have been to my school as many times as they could. They’ve been to all my games and I know a lot of the players there. The fan base and people there are really cool. I like their academics, outside of basketball, which means a lot. Also there’s an opportunity for me and Jawun to play together.”

Jawun is Jawun Evans, a 6-foot point guard and a four-star prospect out of Dallas Kimball High, who has the Cowboys in his top four, along with Illinois, Texas and USC.

Clearly, Travis Ford and his staff would sign off on a package deal involving those two.

Here’s the complete story on Thomas, via Daniels and Scout (subscription required).

by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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