Thomas was originally a three-star recruit and had committed to Texas above offers from Georgetown, Marquette, North Carolina State, Arkansas, Colorado, and Virginia Tech. The 6-foot-9 big man never made it on Texas' campus due to academic ineligibility.
Thomas elected to go the Junior College route at Palm Beach State (Fla.) where he averaged 10 point and nine rebounds per game for the Panthers last season.
As of February, Thomas was being pursued by Minnesota, Oregon, Oregon State, and St. Bonaventure. He was also very high on Nebraska's wish list at the time.
In an interview on HuskerOnline.com with Thomas' coach, Butch Estes, Estes gave some insight on Thomas' current academic situation:
As far as academics were concerned, Estes said Thomas was fully good to go and met all the necessary NCAA requirements. He added that it would be hard to find a juco player as responsible both off the court and in the classroom as Thomas.
"He's solid," Estes said. "He's a solid student. That was really more a result of I think the high school lost its accreditation or something like that, not that he didn't do what he needed to do. He's been pretty solid here. He's a great kid. Very, very polite; zero problems; a real a model citizen. Not to put this the wrong way, but not your typical junior college kid. He's pretty straight up. He's been a joy to coach and a joy to work with."
I think that is a fair question for most WKU fans to ask. The only problem with that questions is there currently appears to be no answer. Maybe some of the bigger programs filled up there scholarships. Maybe he is having academic issues again.
Some members of the media are saying that Thomas would be a better get for WKU than Edmond if they could only have one.
Check out some of his highlights, he may remind you of a Lamar Odom type player.