Robert Morris forward Koby Thomas intends to transfer from the school, he announced on Wednesday.
Thomas, a 6-foot-6 sophomore from Philadelphia, was the Colonials’ second-leading rebounder with 4.8 rebounds per game and fifth-leading scorer with 7.3 points per game.
He will have to sit out a year and then will have two seasons of eligibility remains with his new school, unless he can get a waiver from the NCAA,
With the graduation of seniors Josh Williams and Matty McConnell, Thomas’ departure will leave Robert Morris without three of the Colonials’ five most-played players from 2018-19.
Chris Coalmon, a 6-foot-6 forward who averaged 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds per game, and Philmon Gebrewhit a 6-foot-7 forward who redshirted in 2018-19, could be candidates to replace Thomas, as well as recent commit A.J. Brahma, a 6-foot-7 forward from Sheridan College in Wyoming.
Brahma committed to Robert Morris on March 31. He averaged 13.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
A graduate of Imhotep Charter, Thomas initially chose Robert Morris over offers from Abilene Christian, Chattanooga, Coppin State, Duquesne, Hampton, Hofstra, UIC, Illinois State, Iona, Little Rock, LIU Brooklyn, Monmouth, Quinnipiac, Rider, St. Louis, Stony Brook, VCU and Wagner.