Xavier lands former South Kent star Thomas

Junior college shooting guard and former ESPNU Super 60 prospect Chris Thomas (Denver/Chipola College) decided to end his recruitment on Thursday with a verbal pledge to Xavier, according to multiple sources.

Thomas was ranked among the top juniors in the country earlier this year before leaving South Kent School (Conn.) and enrolling at Chipola. He was being courted by numerous high-major programs including Arizona, Kansas, Memphis and Colorado, among others.

He is the first recruit for head coach Chris Mack from the 2013 class.