Bearcats head coach Wes Miller discussed the recent addition of junior college transfer point guard and South Carolina native DaVeon Thomas via Cincinnati Athletics.
Since the Bearcats are expected to lose both starting guards David DeJulius and Mika Adams-Woods, Thomas should have a chance to carve out a significant role immediately.
Thomas is the 4th highest rated junior college prospect in the country and will have at least two years of eligibility remaining when he officially transfers to Cincinnati next semester.
Miller broke down why the team is so excited to add Thomas heading into the Big 12 because of his ability to create for teammates, defend on the ball and score at a high level.
Cincinnati Basketball: Wes Miller breaks down Bearcats latest transfer commit DaVeon Thomas
As the program prepares to transition into a new conference next year, the coaching staff will target dozens of players in the transfer portal to add depth heading into the Big 12.
During an interview with Bearcat Journal, Thomas explained his decision to transfer to Cincinnati and expectations heading into the Big 12 Conference next season.
Thomas is the third commit for the upcoming recruiting class alongside a pair of top-60 prospects in 4-star small forward Rayvon Griffith and 4-star combo guard Jizzle James.
Other transfers the Bearcats should target include Dayton freshman forward Kaleb Washington, Milwaukee point guard sophomore Eden Holt and Kent State junior forward Jarred Logan.
Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats land junior college point guard transfer DaVeon Thomas
Wes Miller’s coaching staff continued to build on the 2023 recruiting class with the addition of Kilgore College point guard transfer DaVeon Thomas!
The South Carolina native chose Cincinnati over scholarship offers from Arizona State, Kansas State, Memphis, West Virginia, Wichita State and others.
In the midst of his freshman campaign, Thomas is putting up a team-best 19.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game on 44.6% shooting from the field.
Make sure to stay tuned for more updates moving forward as the Bearcats currently sit tied for fourth place in the AAC standings with the regular season finale less than three weeks away!