Kellon Thomas leaving Kent State basketball


Redshirt junior Kellon Thomas drives to the basket during the second half against Bowling Green on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the MAC Center. Kent State won on Senior Night, 70-54.

Zac Sommer

Redshirt junior guard Kellon Thomas plans to transfer out of Kent State  for his last year of eligibility following graduation this summer, according to the Record Courier.

“Kellon is a terrific young man and was finally able to display his basketball abilities on game night this past season,” coach Rob Senderoff said. “We are thankful for his contributions to the success of our program over the last four years and wish him the best in his final college season.”

Thomas plans to transfer somewhere closer to his hometown in Indianapolis, Indiana, in order to be closer to home.

“I’m not really sure where to go right now,” Thomas said. “I’ve got some calls from Purdue, Minnesota and Northwestern, but I’ll have to talk to my family about it all first. Distance will play a part in my decision.”

The three-year letterman ranked second in scoring last season, averaging 12.3 points and 2.5 assists per game for the Flashes, who finished the season 19-13 (10-8 Mid-American Conference). Thomas started all 32 games last season, averaging 31.5 minutes per game.

Zac Sommer is a sports reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected]