ASU Hoops Adds #2 JUCO Player in the Nation

Khalid Thomas, the 6-foot-9, 210-pound forward and #2 junior college prospect in the 2019 class, made his commitment to Arizona State on Wednesday.

Thomas comes from the College of Southern Idaho and was originally signed with Texas Tech, but asked for his release two weeks later after there was an influx of Red Raider commits at his position.

While with Southern Idaho, he averaged 14.7 points and 6.5 rebounds a game while shooting 41.4% from behind the arc in his freshman year. In his sophomore season, he dealt with injuries and put up 8.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest.

Thomas brings some much-needed size after the departures of Zylan Cheatham and DeQuon Lake. He joins the #5 junior college prospect in Alonzo Verge and Arizona Western forward Andre Allen. The class is also made up of Shadow Mountain guard Jaelen House, Mountain Pointe forward Jalen Graham and Hillcrest Prep guard Caleb Christopher.

After the commitment, the Sun Devils’ class rank 34th in the nation.