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Texas A&M freshman power forward Elijah Thomas will seek a transfer from the school just nine games into his first season with the team. 

By SI Wire
December 15, 2015

Texas A&M freshman power forward Elijah Thomas will seek a transfer from the school just nine games into his first season with the team, according to ESPN. 

Thomas came to College Station as a highly-touted recruit, ranked by Scout.com as the No. 50 overall player for the class of 2015. 

The big man out of Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Texas, was part of a six player recruiting class that included three other top-100 players — Tyler Davis (No. 33), D.J. Hogg (No. 38) and Kubie Eubanks (No. 66).

Thomas has averaged 9.5 minutes this season, tallying 3.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and one block a game. He is currently ninth on the team in points, behind fellow freshman Davis, Hogg and Admon Gilder

UNC forward Kennedy Meeks (bruised knee) out at least two weeks

“I love the staff and the school," Thomas told ESPN. "But I just feel as though it's best for me to get a fresh start somewhere else.”

Texas A&M (8–2) is currently No. 24 in the AP poll. 

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