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'06 NJ F Lance Thomas (Duke signee)

Discussion in '2006 Basketball Recruiting' started by jwinslow, May 12, 2005.

  1. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

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    <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" height="12" width="255"> <tbody><tr> <td>[font=verdana,arial,sans-serif]Position: [/font]</td> <td align="right"> PF, SF </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" height="12" width="255"> <tbody><tr> <td>[font=verdana,arial,sans-serif]Projected as: [/font]</td> <td align="right"> PF, SF </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" height="12" width="255"> <tbody><tr><td valign="top">[font=verdana,arial,sans-serif]Position Rank: [/font]</td> <td align="right" valign="top">7</td> </tr></tbody> </table> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" height="12" width="253"> <tbody><tr><td valign="top">[font=verdana,arial,sans-serif]Class: [/font]</td> <td align="right" valign="top">2006 Senior</td> </tr></tbody> </table> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" height="12" width="259"> <tbody><tr><td valign="top">[font=verdana,arial,sans-serif]<nobr>AAU Team:</nobr> [/font]</td> <td align="right" valign="top">New Heights</td> </tr></tbody> </table> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" height="24" width="256"> <tbody><tr><td valign="top">[font=verdana,arial,sans-serif]<nobr>High School:</nobr> [/font]</td> <td align="right" valign="top">St. Benedict Prep
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    Both KyleSLamb and ExclusiveClothes both think this is a definite possibility for the hotly contested 5th spot in 06.

    Kyle will have an article on Thomas from Bucknuts within the next day or two.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2005
  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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    Considered the #21 overall prospect in the 2006 class. Averaged 17 points a game as a Junior. Scouting Emerging in the second half of his high school career as a big time talent. Loves to face up and is a good player from mid-range. Rebounds inside and has a knack for getting to the line. JR Transferred to St. Benedict's from Scotch Plains Fanwood. Outstanding spring events and a solid summer. SOPH Attended 2003 Hoop Jamboree. Game is very diverse. Can pass, handle and working on his jumper. Has a fine feel for the game and is a high-major player with grades.

    Rivals.com is listing offers from Arizona, UConn, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Maryland, Rutgers, St. Johns, Syracuse, Virginia, Wake Forest
     
  3. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Our good buddy ExlusiveClothes had this to say on the Wake board....

    "Apprently guys want to play with Conley and its to the point Matta may not have enough schollys for the players in 06."

    "As for the other guys, Matta needs a PF and Young is a longshot at best. I would not be surprised to see Lance Thomas list OSU in the coming weeks or Derrick Caracter. I have heard both want to play with Conley. I would put my money on LT more so than DC."

    He posted these things elsewhere:

    From BN Free board:

    Young is a LONGSHOT as best.
    Yea Thomas can really play he is the best big man who isn't a threat to go pro.

    I bet the Wake board will love reading this quote by EC:
    HOnestly I don't know how he does it. Cook was a UNC lean, but Matta got him, Conley was a Wake lean, and it looks like Matta may get him also. Oden was a IU lean and Matta may get him too. I talk to alot of recruits and they just love the guy. The parents and other HS coaches like the guy also, he seems to be very high energy and always positive.
     
  4. aurorabuckeye13

    aurorabuckeye13 Freshman

    Looks kind of like his dreadlocks get in his face a little bit... I would imagine that would be kind of distracting, but he sounds like a good player.
     
  5. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    UConn Recruiting
    Old article, but worth reading to get some insight into the person he is

    Scout Free
     
  6. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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    5/12/05


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    Thomas averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds per game this past season, he is considered the #13 ranked player nationally by scouthoops.com. Thomas says he is open and the following schools are recruiting him the hardest....Arizona, Duke, Villanova, Georgia Tech, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Louisville, Ohio State and Wake. He says the possiblity of playing with Oden, Conley and Cook is a bonus and it would be great, but he is very open at this stage.​
     
  7. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    5/13/05


    Thomas has been chosen nationally by USA Basketball to participate in the Men's Youth Development Festival, to be held June 7-11 in San Diego as part of the International Sports Invitational.

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  8. OSU2006

    OSU2006 Newbie

    Rivals update

    Isn't there a story on LAnce Thomas on Rivalhoops.com?
     
  9. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

  10. OSU2006

    OSU2006 Newbie

    k thanks
     
  11. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    my bad...bn44820 and I were busy having lives outside of BP...:biggrin:

    Rivals $

    5/17/05

    From RivalsHoops.com...last month, Lance had visits from Arizona, Duke, GT, Miami (FL), Florida, Wake Forest, Stanford, Villanova, Rutgers, Ohio State, Louisville, Seton Hall and UConn. All have offered except Ohio State, Duke, Stanford, Indiana and Louisville. He plans on taking an unofficial to UConn soon. He wants to visit as many of his favorites as possible. He is interested in engineering and architecture as possible majors. He has a 3.1 GPA and scored a 1250 on the PSAT.
     
  12. Buckeye Nut

    Buckeye Nut Junior

    The Devil's Den(Duke Scout site) has an interview with Lance if anybody with premium would like to summarize it for the rest of us.:)
     
  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    SCOUT.COM$

    5/29/05

    Duke, Arizona, Florida, Villanova, Connecticut, Georgia Tech, and Wake Forest are at the top of his list at this point. Thomas says he wants to take an unofficial visit to Duke while he is playing in the The Tournament of Champions this weekend.

    Lance had 13 points, 11 rebounds, and a pair of steals, it wasn’t enough as New Heights fell 59-49 in a game at the TOC. He wants to make a decision sometime early in his senior year.
     
  14. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    rivals.com$

    5/30/05

    Lance is considering taking a break from the summer circuit and his senior season after this month which is very unique for a top prospect because some of the more prestigous tournaments are in the month of July.

    He may not play in his senior season in order to work out himself and his camp feels this will be more beneficial than playing with a team. His camp feels he has nothing more to prove.
     
  15. smitty03

    smitty03 Somebody's Heine' is crowdin' my icebox...

    The kid only averaged 17 ppg as a junior, and he says he has nothing left to prove as a senior? How about a state championship or becoming Mr. Basketball in the state of New Jersey. Or heck, maybe just having fun and being a kid while he still is in high school? I would really have to question Lance's character if he did not play his senior season of high school basketball because of what his "camp" is saying.
     

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