Are the Charlotte 49ers on the verge of bringing in Virginia Tech-transfer J.T. Thompson?
If they are, Thompson will need to be granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA to play for the 49ers.
A source close to Thompson -- a 6-foot-6 forward -- says he is enrolled at summer school at UNCC. 49ers officials can't comment on prospective players until they have signed with the school.
Thompson, who is from Monroe, has graduated from Virginia Tech and would wrap up an injury-plagued career with the 49ers. After playing three seasons for Hokies, during which he averaged 6.5 points and 4.2 rebounds, he missed the 2010-11 and '11-12 seasons with injuries to both knees.
Last season was his fifth at Virginia Tech, so he would need a special injury waiver from the NCAA to play one more season at Charlotte.
Thompson was granted a release from Virginia Tech in March and said at the time he wanted to play at a school in North Carolina so he could be nearer his daughter. Thompson began his high school career at Marshville Forest Hills and finished at Hope Christian Academy in Kings Mountain.
He played in 92 games and started 17 in his three-year career at Virginia Tech. He tore the ACL in his left knee before the 2010-11 season and missed the entire year. He then tore his right ACL before the 2011-12 season and didn't play. Thompson also missed the first 10 games of his sophomore season after surgery for an inguinal hernia.
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Wed May 23 2012, 03:53 PM #1
Looks like JT Thompson has landed at UNC-C (Charlotte) if the NCAA gives him a 6th yrI don't always talk to UVa Grads but when I do I always order the Large Fries.