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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

    Time to close this thread. The nine that made it: Arizona, Connecticut, Duke, Villanova, Florida, Rutgers, North Carolina, Louisville and Wake Forest.

    Scout $
     
  2. Moebuck

    Moebuck Newbie

    Lance Thomas?

    Any word on Lance. I know the official thread on him is closed, but I heard rumblings that after the Roundball Classic, he is now considering OSU again. Is there anything substantial to that? I know the Buckeyes were talking him up all weekend. Love to add a PF to our class.
     
  3. EDIT: Merged this thread with Lance's thread.... OSUBucks22
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 12, 2006
  4. BuckTwenty

    BuckTwenty Parties with Pete Johnson's Beard

    If there are rumblings about him again, might be worth opening that thread back up for discussion... or at least a rumor mill post. It has teeth anyways, fresh off of playing with our four blue-chips (by finishing out the starting lineup) at this year's roundball classic!
     
  5. OSUBucks22

    OSUBucks22 No touching! Staff Member

    I wouldn't get too excited on the scuttlebutt with Lance Thomas just yet. If he were to visit, then there would be something to be excited about. He's used up all five of his officials, so a visit would have to be out of pocket. That would show his interest in tOSU.
    I would still be shocked if he went anywhere besides Duke or Rutgers. His Uncle Monty who's been handling his recruiting said in an interview on Monday that it was still those two and that they were waiting to see about transfers and early entries. Someone who has been in contact with Lance and Monty throughout the recruiting process says that the added interest (according to reports) in tOSU and Florida are likely smokescreens. UF doesn't have any scholarships available at this time, and looks to be returning all of their players. So it is unlikely he goes there.
    One theory that has been tossed around a lot is that Lance is waiting until the last possible minute to commit, because he knows he's leaving town and would save himself ridicule from the local RU fans, who have labeled him the "savior" of their program.
    It's been a long, wild recruitment, so anything can happen and wouldn't be a surprise. I think in the end he ends up at Duke or Rutgers, but like I said, if he visits tOSU, all bets are off.
     
  6. OSUBucks22

    OSUBucks22 No touching! Staff Member

    Merged the other Lance thread and reopened this one for now...
     
  7. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    The reason this thread has stayed closed is for the simple fact that our chances are slim at best. Thomas was asked point blank after the game on Sunday about his possible interest in tOSU and he said we were not in the picture. Until something changes or like OSUbucks22 has indicated, he takes a visit, well everything on the boards is pure speculation at this point.
     
  8. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Recent article......some are suggesting that the "other options" may be tOSU.....stay tuned.

    Link

    4/13/06

     
  9. OSUBucks22

    OSUBucks22 No touching! Staff Member

    The people who say tOSU is in it with him point to the "other options" comment as being significant...
     
  10. Moebuck

    Moebuck Newbie

    I wouldn't expect anything either, but I did hear the rumblings he might be looking around. Nothing like playing with 4 of your possible teammates to get you interested. He has to at least think that would be fun if nothing else. Florida is absolutely loaded if everyone comes back, so I don't see that possibility. If he wants to be the "savior", Rutgers would be the logical choice. Everywhere else he goes, he will just add to the already loaded lineups.

    If Greg Oden asked me to come win a National Championship with him, I think I'd have to listen. I get the feeling Cook is probably the one who was talking him up if anyone though. He seems like the vocal leader of the group. Get him on campus and he's ours, otherwise less than 25% in my mind.
     
  11. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Dispatch

    4/14/06


     
  12. wadc45

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

    can't ask for a much better recruiting tool than playing along side four kids headed to OSU as part of the one of the best recruiting classes in recent memory...
     
  13. Now if Matta can pull this off, can we get a start the plans for a statue to be placed of him outside the Schott.
     
  14. thad six doesnt sound as cool, but id learn to live with it
    :wink2:
     
  15. OSUBucks22

    OSUBucks22 No touching! Staff Member

    Hunter may be a casualty...

    Here's what I know on Lance Thomas:
    There are many rumors floating around about him right now, about other teams involved, about Duke threatening to pull his scholarship if he went on visits, etc. I don't know what Duke said or didn't say, but the real rumor seems to be the visit to Louisville that was supposed to happen this past weekend, not that Duke threatened Lance and scared him out of going. According to his Uncle Monty who is handling his recruitment, he was never going to visit Louisville. He said that the family vacation to South Carolina was planned all along, and that they decided to stop in to talk with Coach K. on their way down there. Lance was always going along on this trip, so the visit to Louisville was just a rumor. The Duke guys (site admins) seem to think that Lance may have said some things to players from other schools to be polite, and those comments were interepreted the wrong way. According to those that are "close" to the situation, Lance thought for a short amount of time about opening back up to other teams, but will decide between Duke and Rutgers, and possibly soon, as Eugene Harvey (his HS teammate that was rumored to be a package deal to RU with Thomas) is on the verge of committing to UC. This would most likely make Lance's choice Duke.
    That's what I'm hearing for now...
     

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