Karma may be catching up with new Houston Cougars men’s basketball head coach dKelvin Sampson. In an ironic turn of events, Houston Cougars forward TaShawn Thomas might be headed to the school Sampson left.
According to Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle, Thomas plans on transferring to Oklahoma.
Former University of Houston forward TaShawn Thomas has decided to transfer to Oklahoma
— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) May 19, 2014
Thomas, a 6’8″, 240 pound forward, averaged 15.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.
Multiple transfer restrictions were placed on Thomas. Houston would only grant his release if he picked a team not in the state of Texas, American Athletic Conference, or on Houston’s schedule the next two seasons.
Winning an appeal to immediately be eligible to play would be best case scenario for Thomas. He could definitely make an instant impact with the Sooners losing veteran forward Cameron Clark. If Thomas wins his appeal with the NCAA, the Big 12 better watch out for the boys in crimson.
Duarte reports he was also considering the University of Miami (FL.), but Oklahoma was the better fit.
We will await the official announcement from the university and update you on the situation as it becomes available. For now, this is a solid pick-up for the Sooners basketball program who will contend for another Big 12 crown and get back to the NCAA tournament.
UPDATE:Well, I think it’s pretty official.
It's not a secret anymore, I'm transferring to OU #BoomerSooner
— Taetto™ (@taethomas35) May 19, 2014