"X felt most comfortable with Coach Bennett and Ron Sanchez," Etop Udo-Ema, of Compton Magic, said. "It was the best fit for him to come in and contribute right away. He will join fellow Compton Magic player James Watson."
Thames is currently rated as a three-star prospect on Scout.com and checked in at No. 19 on the point guard list.
He joins Anthony Brown, Spokane (Wash.) Shadle Park, to make up Washington State's current 2009 class.