Ex-Michigan State forward Thomas Kithier announces transfer destination
Thomas Kithier didn’t need much time to find a new home.
Sunday night, the former Michigan State forward announced that he’s committed to Valparaiso, where he plans to finish his college basketball career. His decision comes less than a week after officially announcing that he had entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal.
Kithier spent the last three seasons at Michigan State and played in 86 career games with the Spartans, making 19 starts. During the 2020-21 season, he started in 14 contests while appearing in a total of 26 games. He averaged 2.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game while recording just under 11 minutes on the floor.
Over the course of his three seasons in East Lansing, Kithier averaged 2.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. He’ll take a lot of experience to Valparaiso after spending three years in the B1G.
Michigan State has dealt with the departure of Jack Hoiberg and Rocket Watts due to transfer, as well as Kithier. Aaron Henry has decided to enter his name in the 2021 NBA Draft.
Kithier will have two years of eligibility remaining at Valpo.