Taurean Thompson’s surprise departure from Syracuse basketball is complete, according to a report.
Thompson, a former four-star recruit out of Brewster Academy, averaged 9.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and a block per game in just 17.9 minutes as a true freshman last season.
He was expected to emerge as a star for the Orange this year. Instead, the New York City native is heading closer to home, and will play at Seton Hall.
Thompson’s transfer to SHU was expected after Jim Boeheim confirmed his leave of absence from Syracuse. According to Jerry Carino of the Asbury Park Press, the talented forward has enrolled at his new school.
Following his much-publicized withdrawal from Syracuse men’s basketball, talented power forward Taurean Thompson has enrolled at Seton Hall, Gannett New Jersey has learned.
After sitting out the upcoming season per NCAA transfer rules, Thompson projects to be an impact starter for the Pirates in 2018-19 following the departure of frontcourt mainstays Angel Delgado and Ish Sanogo.
The loss is pretty big for the Orange, which will now lean more on unproven players like redshirt freshman Matthew Moyer, center Paschal Chukwu, and potentially true freshmen forwards Oshae Brissett, Marek Dolezaj, and Bourama Sidibe.