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Lance Thomas

Small forward
Newark, New Jersey
St. Benedict's Prep
AAU: New Heights
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  • Ht:6'8"
  • Wt:200 lbs
  • Shooting:Good
  • Rebounding:Outstanding
  • Handle:Good
  • Passing:Good
  • Strength:Outstanding
  • GPA:3.1
  • Class:2006 (High School)
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Scouting Report on Lance Thomas

by Jerry Meyer - 05/02/2005
Long, lean and athletic, Thomas plays hard and to win. A good scorer in the midrange, he has a quick first step to the basket. Ball handling is solid, but he does have room for improvement as a handler and passer. Defensively, Thomas moves his feet very well and has the length and spurtability to cover a lot of ground. Does need to get stronger and improve his shooting range.

Jerry Meyer serves as a national scout and recruiting analyst for He played at Lipscomb University where be became college basketball's all-time career assist leader. Meyer earned Mr. Basketball honors in the state of Tennessee as a high school junior and senior. He has served as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt and also co-authored the book, "Basketball Skills and Drills."

Latest News

Pitt, UCLA make big jumps06/21/2006 College Basketball

We've already given you a couple early looks at what next season's Top 25 might look like, but we really mean it this time. Now that we know for sure who is leaving for the NBA and who is staying in school, we put together yet another 2006 preseason basketball Top 25, and the return of players like UCLA's Arron Afflalo has a significant impact. Check out the complete rankings.

USA U18 National Team down to 1606/18/ Basketball Recruiting
King finds rhythm during USA Trials06/17/ Basketball Recruiting
Allen shines at USA trials06/17/ Basketball Recruiting
TOC attracts big names once again05/25/ Basketball Recruiting
Thomas Bio05/04/
Thomas On His Decision05/04/
Thomas announces for Duke05/04/2006Devils Illustrated
Thomas makes his pick05/04/ Basketball Recruiting
One day to go: Lance Thomas Q&A05/03/2006Devils Illustrated
Weekly Update: Thomas will decide Thursday04/28/ Basketball Recruiting
Recruits at Jordan Classic04/26/
Thomas Sets Press Conference04/25/
Researching the Rankings04/18/ Basketball Recruiting
Scarlet Nation gets the latest scoop on Thomas04/12/
Five-star Thomas in no rush to sign04/12/ Basketball Recruiting
No new news regarding Thomas04/11/2006Devils Illustrated
Stepheson Named MVP at Roundball Classic04/10/2006SouthernCaliforniaPreps
West runs & shoots past East03/30/ Basketball Recruiting
McD's spotlight: Thomas knocking down shots03/27/ Basketball Recruiting
McDonald's first practice breakdown03/26/ Basketball Recruiting
The latest on Thomas and Harvey03/07/
The end is near for Thomas03/07/ Basketball Recruiting
Thomas feels electricity inside Cameron03/06/2006Devils Illustrated
Best of the rest: Small forwards03/02/ Basketball Recruiting
Thomas and Harvey in action02/25/
St. Benedict's Concludes Memorable Season02/25/
2006 McDonald's All-Americans02/23/ Basketball Recruiting
Thomas to attend Duke-UNC game02/15/2006Devils Illustrated
Prime Time Shootout Preview02/10/ Basketball Recruiting
Lance Thomas and Eugene Harvey talk RU01/28/
Harvey thinking about visits01/16/ Basketball Recruiting
Will recent Duke additions help Rutgers?01/15/
Best of the Rest: Small forwards12/01/ Basketball Recruiting
Fastbreak Friday11/18/ Basketball Recruiting
Arizona to continue pursuit of Lance Thomas11/17/
Lance Thomas decision opens up 2007 possibilities11/15/
Weekend Wrap Up11/13/ Basketball Recruiting
Fastbreak Friday11/04/ Basketball Recruiting
Scarlet Nation catches up with Thomas and Harvey11/01/
The latest on Lance Thomas after visit No. 210/30/
Fastbreak Friday10/28/ Basketball Recruiting
Harvey ready to visit Big East school10/25/ Basketball Recruiting
Thomas clarifies recruitment10/22/
Thomas talks the truth10/21/
No doubting Thomas10/18/ Basketball Recruiting
Eaves schedules visit; Thomas off wish list10/17/
Fastbreak Friday10/14/ Basketball Recruiting
Stars come out for Rutgers football game: Part 110/02/
N'diaye cancels visit; Robinson on campus09/30/
Ellington, Evans put on a show09/29/ Basketball Recruiting
Rutgers makes the cut for basketball star09/24/
Thomas Looking at Five09/23/
Eastern events on tap this weekend09/23/ Basketball Recruiting
Thomas still waiting09/20/ Basketball Recruiting
Photo Gallery: Lance Thomas plays pickup at McKale09/20/
Visit to Arizona 'phenomenal'09/19/
Lance Thomas fits right in at weekend pickup09/19/
Two big-time prospects commit over weekend09/18/
Thomas fitting in with Wildcats on visit09/17/
Thomas stands out in Saturday pickup games09/17/
Lance Thomas watches as Arizona runs full practice09/17/
Exclusive Photo Gallery: Lance Thomas visit09/16/
Fastbreak Friday09/16/ Basketball Recruiting
Lance Thomas will have busy schedule on UA visit09/13/
Three official visits scheduled for weekend09/13/
Thomas key to making Arizona's class exceptional09/12/
Top recruits schedule official visits to UConn09/02/
Lance Thomas finalizes visit to Tucson09/02/
Harvey has UConn on list of scheduled trips08/23/
Thomas finalizing official visit to Arizona08/23/
Mid-Summer Classics08/02/ Basketball Recruiting
Thomas talks about recruiting08/02/
Reebok Summer Classic: Budinger ends AAU career07/29/
Arizona's recruiting priorities becoming clearer07/28/
Sunday is busy day in Vegas07/25/ Basketball Recruiting
Sunday mostly successful for Arizona recruits07/25/
Vegas Coaches Corner07/24/ Basketball Recruiting
Arizona recruits show off on Saturday in Vegas07/24/
Thomas and Panthers Can't Slay Spiece07/24/
LV Saturday Morning: Jennings and Love dominate07/23/
Arizona's top two recruits face off in Vegas07/23/
Las Vegas Friday: Arizona Prospect Checklist07/23/
Surprise! Sosa shows up in Vegas07/23/
Lance Thomas Stars In Vegas AAU Action07/23/
Las Vegas is loaded with talent07/22/ Basketball Recruiting
Wednesday rolls on at the Peach Jam07/14/ Basketball Recruiting
Peach Jam Notebook: Lance Thomas playing well07/13/
NJ-NY showdown highlights Tuesday's Peach Jam07/12/ Basketball Recruiting
Rapp Around: Notes from Nike07/12/
ABCD Camp: Final thoughts, stats on Jersey kids07/12/
Future Bucks star at ABCD07/11/
Lance Thomas ABCD Evaluation07/11/
ABCD: Harris shines in Senior Game loss07/11/ Basketball Recruiting
Is Tucker OSU's fifth hoops recruit?07/11/
ABCD Camp: Senior All-Star quick hits07/09/
News and notes from Day 3 of ABCD07/09/
Friday at ABCD is full of moments07/09/ Basketball Recruiting
Reebok ABCD Photo Gallery #407/08/
Reebok ABCD Photo Gallery #307/08/
ABCD Camp: St. Benedict's boys in the crosshairs07/07/
Video: More moves from Mr. Thomas07/07/
Fab Class for Rutgers?07/06/
ABCD Camp preview: Why this week is so important07/06/
AMP: Lance Thomas hoop highlights07/04/ Basketball Recruiting
Shoe camps jump start busy July07/04/ Basketball Recruiting
Rivals Round Table on ABCD campers, Part 106/30/
NBAPA Notebook: Scoring averages and more06/27/
Durant, Love, Arthur excel at NBPA06/26/ Basketball Recruiting
Thursday night at the NBA Players Camp06/23/ Basketball Recruiting
Thursday afternoon NBAPA notebook06/23/
Solid show at NBPA camp06/23/ Basketball Recruiting
NBAPA Notebook: Gary Johnson impressive06/23/
Arizona Basketball Hoops & Recruiting Notebook06/21/
NJ School Back in Mix with 06 star06/20/
And1 Player Evaluations and Top 5s06/19/
Durant to Texas: what it means06/16/ Basketball Recruiting
Lance Thomas solid before injury in semifinal win06/11/
USA Festival Breakdown: Lance Thomas06/10/
Lance Thomas, USA Blue defeat Russia06/10/
Lance Thomas impressive in blowout win06/09/
More wins for the USA06/09/ Basketball Recruiting
Video: Lance Thomas quick clip06/08/
Singler shines in USA White victory06/08/
USA teams cruise to wins in the ISI06/08/ Basketball Recruiting
ACC-elerated recruiting05/31/ Basketball Recruiting
Next move for Lance Thomas could be unique05/30/
Bob Gibbons TOC Saturday Player Notes Pt. 205/29/
Discussing recruiting with Jay Gomes05/25/
Lance Thomas to take unofficial visit to Arizona05/18/
Thomas taking his time05/17/ Basketball Recruiting
Survival of the Phittest Player Notes (Sat.)05/15/
Survival of the Phittest (Starts 5/13 at 'Nova)05/12/
Lance Thomas is more than the typical athlete05/04/
Ott changes plans05/03/ Basketball Recruiting
Arizona coaches hit the road to visit recruits04/28/
Lance Thomas plays well at Kingwood Classic04/26/
Coaches everywhere on Saturday at the Kingwood04/24/ Basketball Recruiting
Kingwood bringing in basketball royalty04/21/ Basketball Recruiting
UA coaches show Lance Thomas love in Arkansas04/20/
Star power is strong at Real Deal on Saturday04/17/ Basketball Recruiting
Jerryd Bayless stands out against SoCal All-Stars04/16/
UA recruiting Hot List: Small Forward prospects04/14/
Arkansas tourney is the Real Deal04/14/ Basketball Recruiting
Lance Thomas receives visit from UA coaches04/12/
Lance Thomas recovering from back injury04/05/
Playaz Spring Fling results/notes04/04/ Basketball Recruiting
Playaz Spring Fling Player Notes (Class of 06 Pt2)04/03/
Playaz Spring Fling Kicks off AAU season03/31/ Basketball Recruiting
No doubting Thomas03/25/ Basketball Recruiting
UNC target will start trimming list soon03/21/
Lance Thomas prepares for AAU after state title02/28/
Tracker Breakdown with Coach Dan Hurley, Part 202/27/
Recruiting Notebook: Unofficial visits and more02/22/
PrimeTime Shootout preview02/11/ Basketball Recruiting
Patient Thomas Knows What He Wants02/10/
Lehigh Valley Hoop Festival recap01/31/ Basketball Recruiting
Battle By The Boardwalk: St Benedict's Stars Shine01/15/
Elite programs recruiting 2006 forward01/11/
The Gibbons Report: holiday events overview01/05/ Basketball Recruiting
Thomas has Many Involved01/04/
Just a Minute with Justin Young: Year end closeout01/01/ Basketball Recruiting
The latest on 2006 WF Lance Thomas12/28/
Mid-Atlantic Hoops Tour: 2006 Profiles Pt. 212/23/ Basketball Recruiting
Mid-Atlantic Hoops Tour: Elizabeth, N.J.12/20/ Basketball Recruiting
Heavy Hitters on Thomas Early12/09/ Basketball Recruiting
Tracker Breakdown: Analyzing the Juniors11/23/
Q & A with 2006 SF Lance Thomas11/08/
Stars shine bright at the Eddie Griffin Challenge10/30/ Basketball Recruiting
Hoops Recruiting Recap: Eye for the Future10/13/
10 offers already for 2006's Thomas10/12/ Basketball Recruiting 2006 basketball rankings08/12/ Basketball Recruiting
Thomas joining Harvey at St. Benedict's08/11/
Top 2006 Prospect Transferring Schools08/11/ Basketball Recruiting
2006 Basketball Board: Small Forwards08/11/2004Devils Illustrated
Just the beginning for 2006's Thomas07/29/ Basketball Recruiting
Duke a "Great School" says Thomas07/29/2004Devils Illustrated
Thomas has Arizona in top three07/28/
Las Vegas Checklist: Class of 200607/26/
Playaz Ball Report (Part 1)07/19/
Horns after nation's elite in hoops recruiting07/15/
Player Eval: Lance Thomas at ABCD07/14/
ABCD Camp: All-Star Sunday07/11/ Basketball Recruiting
ABCD Camp: Recap of N.J. players, Rutgers targets07/11/
ABCD Camp: Thomas is all about the little things07/11/
ABCD: School Lists, Vol. 107/10/ Basketball Recruiting
ABCD Camp: Stars in the making07/10/
Just A Minute: NBAPA Camp - Duke Style06/23/2004Devils Illustrated
NBA Players Camp: Monday Notes06/21/ Basketball Recruiting
Pangos All-America camp Notes and Thoughts06/10/
Lots of schools to offer Thomas later this month06/08/
Post Pangos Notebook: Top players and awards06/07/
Notes from the Pangos All-America Camp, Day One06/05/
News and notes from Pangos Camp in California06/05/ Basketball Recruiting
The Future: Time to Get Excited06/04/2004Devils Illustrated
TOC: 2006 Prospects Shined06/01/ Basketball Recruiting
Bob Gibbons TOC - Saturday Player Notes05/30/
TOC: Game Recaps From Around Duke05/29/ Basketball Recruiting updated 2006 basketball rankings05/27/ Basketball Recruiting
Tournament of Champions Preview05/27/ Basketball Recruiting
2006 Spotlight: Lance Thomas05/26/ Basketball Recruiting


Year RebPts
2005 (Jr.)9.518.0