Bobcats add former top 100 recruit Kaminski

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The Ohio men’s basketball team picked up a pair of transfers Monday, as Kenny Kaminski and Chandler Thomas joined the squad.

Kaminski, a former top 100 recruit, comes to Ohio by way of Michigan State. It became clear that Kaminski would be on the market on Aug. 2 when he announced via Twitter that he intended to transfer from Michigan State.

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo indicated that Kaminski had been dismissed from the basketball team for failure to “live up to the obligations necessary to be a part of our program.”

The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 4.9 points and 1.5 rebounds per game for the Spartans last season as a redshirt freshman. He also led the Big Ten Conference in 3-point percentage, shooting 49 percent from deep.

According to Jason Arkley of the Athens Messenger, Kaminski will seek a waiver that will allow him to play for Ohio in the upcoming 2014-15 season. If he does not receive the waiver, however, Kaminski will sit out this season but will have three remaining years of eligibility with the Bobcats.

Thomas joins Coach Saul Phillips’ team after graduating from Grambling State, making him eligible to play this season as a fifth year senior. At 6-foot-6 Thomas can fill both the guard and forward spots. Last season, he averaged 8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Tigers.