First there were rumors. Then came the reports. On Tuesday, Seton Hall made it official -- Taurean Thompson is a Pirate.

Seton Hall announced that Thompson has transferred to the South Orange, becoming eligible next season after sitting this year per NCAA requirements. The news comes days after reports that the New York native had enrolled at Seton Hall.

"Taurean is a terrific addition for the Seton Hall men's basketball program," coach Kevin Willard said in a statement. "He is long and athletic with good post skills and the ability to step out and shoot. We will work with him during his sit-out year to further his development both on the court and in the classroom and expect him to be ready to compete for Seton Hall next season."