Trevor Thompson has cut the cord tying him to the Ohio State basketball program.

Thompson, who declared for the NBA Draft for the second time shortly after the Buckeyes' season ended, has signed with an agent and will not return to college. Adam Jardy of the Columbus Dispatch was the first to report the news.

New rules stipulate that college basketball players can declare for the NBA Draft without losing their eligibility as long as they return within 10 days after the final day of the NBA combine, and don't sign with an agent. Thompson took advantage of that rule last year, testing the waters but ultimately returning to Ohio State.

This time he will take his chances landing a pro contract somewhere, without the safety net of returning to college.