Duke

Commitment Status:Signed LOI

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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College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
DukeCOMMITTED (05/04/2006)OfferedNone
FloridaNoneOfferedNone
RutgersNoneOfferedNone

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 Rivals.com. 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 Rivals.com 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 1606/18/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
King finds rhythm during USA Trials06/17/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Allen shines at USA trials06/17/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
TOC attracts big names once again05/25/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Thomas Bio05/04/2006NJHoops.com
Thomas On His Decision05/04/2006NJHoops.com
Thomas announces for Duke05/04/2006Devils Illustrated
Thomas makes his pick05/04/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
One day to go: Lance Thomas Q&A05/03/2006Devils Illustrated
Weekly Update: Thomas will decide Thursday04/28/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Recruits at Jordan Classic04/26/2006ScarletNation.com
Thomas Sets Press Conference04/25/2006NJHoops.com
Researching the Rankings04/18/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Scarlet Nation gets the latest scoop on Thomas04/12/2006ScarletNation.com
Five-star Thomas in no rush to sign04/12/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
No new news regarding Thomas04/11/2006Devils Illustrated
Stepheson Named MVP at Roundball Classic04/10/2006SouthernCaliforniaPreps
West runs & shoots past East03/30/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
McD's spotlight: Thomas knocking down shots03/27/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
McDonald's first practice breakdown03/26/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
The latest on Thomas and Harvey03/07/2006ScarletNation.com
The end is near for Thomas03/07/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Thomas feels electricity inside Cameron03/06/2006Devils Illustrated
Best of the rest: Small forwards03/02/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Thomas and Harvey in action02/25/2006ScarletNation.com
St. Benedict's Concludes Memorable Season02/25/2006NJHoops.com
2006 McDonald's All-Americans02/23/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Thomas to attend Duke-UNC game02/15/2006Devils Illustrated
Prime Time Shootout Preview02/10/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Lance Thomas and Eugene Harvey talk RU01/28/2006ScarletNation.com
Harvey thinking about visits01/16/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Will recent Duke additions help Rutgers?01/15/2006ScarletNation.com
Best of the Rest: Small forwards12/01/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Fastbreak Friday11/18/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Arizona to continue pursuit of Lance Thomas11/17/2005GOAZCATS.com
Lance Thomas decision opens up 2007 possibilities11/15/2005GOAZCATS.com
Weekend Wrap Up11/13/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Fastbreak Friday11/04/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Scarlet Nation catches up with Thomas and Harvey11/01/2005ScarletNation.com
The latest on Lance Thomas after visit No. 210/30/2005GOAZCATS.com
Fastbreak Friday10/28/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Harvey ready to visit Big East school10/25/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Thomas clarifies recruitment10/22/2005GOAZCATS.com
Thomas talks the truth10/21/2005DeaconsIllustrated.com
No doubting Thomas10/18/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Eaves schedules visit; Thomas off wish list10/17/2005UConnReport.com
Fastbreak Friday10/14/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Stars come out for Rutgers football game: Part 110/02/2005ScarletNation.com
N'diaye cancels visit; Robinson on campus09/30/2005UConnReport.com
Ellington, Evans put on a show09/29/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Rutgers makes the cut for basketball star09/24/2005ScarletNation.com
Thomas Looking at Five09/23/2005NJHoops.com
Eastern events on tap this weekend09/23/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Thomas still waiting09/20/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Photo Gallery: Lance Thomas plays pickup at McKale09/20/2005GOAZCATS.com
Visit to Arizona 'phenomenal'09/19/2005GOAZCATS.com
Lance Thomas fits right in at weekend pickup09/19/2005GOAZCATS.com
Two big-time prospects commit over weekend09/18/2005UConnReport.com
Thomas fitting in with Wildcats on visit09/17/2005GOAZCATS.com
Thomas stands out in Saturday pickup games09/17/2005GOAZCATS.com
Lance Thomas watches as Arizona runs full practice09/17/2005GOAZCATS.com
Exclusive Photo Gallery: Lance Thomas visit09/16/2005GOAZCATS.com
Fastbreak Friday09/16/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Lance Thomas will have busy schedule on UA visit09/13/2005GOAZCATS.com
Three official visits scheduled for weekend09/13/2005UConnReport.com
Thomas key to making Arizona's class exceptional09/12/2005GOAZCATS.com
Top recruits schedule official visits to UConn09/02/2005UConnReport.com
Lance Thomas finalizes visit to Tucson09/02/2005GOAZCATS.com
Harvey has UConn on list of scheduled trips08/23/2005UConnReport.com
Thomas finalizing official visit to Arizona08/23/2005GOAZCATS.com
Mid-Summer Classics08/02/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Thomas talks about recruiting08/02/2005DeaconsIllustrated.com
Reebok Summer Classic: Budinger ends AAU career07/29/2005GOAZCATS.com
Arizona's recruiting priorities becoming clearer07/28/2005GOAZCATS.com
Sunday is busy day in Vegas07/25/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Sunday mostly successful for Arizona recruits07/25/2005GOAZCATS.com
Vegas Coaches Corner07/24/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Arizona recruits show off on Saturday in Vegas07/24/2005GOAZCATS.com
Thomas and Panthers Can't Slay Spiece07/24/2005VUSports.com
LV Saturday Morning: Jennings and Love dominate07/23/2005GOAZCATS.com
Arizona's top two recruits face off in Vegas07/23/2005GOAZCATS.com
Las Vegas Friday: Arizona Prospect Checklist07/23/2005GOAZCATS.com
Surprise! Sosa shows up in Vegas07/23/2005CardinalSports.com
Lance Thomas Stars In Vegas AAU Action07/23/2005VUSports.com
Las Vegas is loaded with talent07/22/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Wednesday rolls on at the Peach Jam07/14/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Peach Jam Notebook: Lance Thomas playing well07/13/2005GOAZCATS.com
NJ-NY showdown highlights Tuesday's Peach Jam07/12/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Rapp Around: Notes from Nike07/12/2005BuckeyeGrove.com
ABCD Camp: Final thoughts, stats on Jersey kids07/12/2005ScarletNation.com
Future Bucks star at ABCD07/11/2005BuckeyeGrove.com
Lance Thomas ABCD Evaluation07/11/2005VUSports.com
ABCD: Harris shines in Senior Game loss07/11/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Is Tucker OSU's fifth hoops recruit?07/11/2005BuckeyeGrove.com
ABCD Camp: Senior All-Star quick hits07/09/2005ScarletNation.com
News and notes from Day 3 of ABCD07/09/2005BearcatReport.com
Friday at ABCD is full of moments07/09/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Reebok ABCD Photo Gallery #407/08/2005CatsIllustrated.com
Reebok ABCD Photo Gallery #307/08/2005CatsIllustrated.com
07/07/2005ScarletNation.com
ABCD Camp: St. Benedict's boys in the crosshairs07/07/2005ScarletNation.com
Video: More moves from Mr. Thomas07/07/2005Rivals.com
Fab Class for Rutgers?07/06/2005NJHoops.com
ABCD Camp preview: Why this week is so important07/06/2005ScarletNation.com
AMP: Lance Thomas hoop highlights07/04/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Shoe camps jump start busy July07/04/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Rivals Round Table on ABCD campers, Part 106/30/2005ScarletNation.com
NBAPA Notebook: Scoring averages and more06/27/2005GOAZCATS.com
Durant, Love, Arthur excel at NBPA06/26/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Thursday night at the NBA Players Camp06/23/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Thursday afternoon NBAPA notebook06/23/2005GOAZCATS.com
Solid show at NBPA camp06/23/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
NBAPA Notebook: Gary Johnson impressive06/23/2005GOAZCATS.com
Arizona Basketball Hoops & Recruiting Notebook06/21/2005GOAZCATS.com
NJ School Back in Mix with 06 star06/20/2005NJHoops.com
And1 Player Evaluations and Top 5s06/19/2005ScarletNation.com
Durant to Texas: what it means06/16/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Lance Thomas solid before injury in semifinal win06/11/2005GOAZCATS.com
USA Festival Breakdown: Lance Thomas06/10/2005GOAZCATS.com
Lance Thomas, USA Blue defeat Russia06/10/2005GOAZCATS.com
Lance Thomas impressive in blowout win06/09/2005GOAZCATS.com
More wins for the USA06/09/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Video: Lance Thomas quick clip06/08/2005Rivals.com
Singler shines in USA White victory06/08/2005GOAZCATS.com
USA teams cruise to wins in the ISI06/08/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
ACC-elerated recruiting05/31/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Next move for Lance Thomas could be unique05/30/2005GOAZCATS.com
Bob Gibbons TOC Saturday Player Notes Pt. 205/29/2005VUSports.com
Discussing recruiting with Jay Gomes05/25/2005ScarletNation.com
Lance Thomas to take unofficial visit to Arizona05/18/2005GOAZCATS.com
Thomas taking his time05/17/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Survival of the Phittest Player Notes (Sat.)05/15/2005VUSports.com
Survival of the Phittest (Starts 5/13 at 'Nova)05/12/2005VUSports.com
Lance Thomas is more than the typical athlete05/04/2005GOAZCATS.com
Ott changes plans05/03/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Arizona coaches hit the road to visit recruits04/28/2005GOAZCATS.com
Lance Thomas plays well at Kingwood Classic04/26/2005GOAZCATS.com
Coaches everywhere on Saturday at the Kingwood04/24/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Kingwood bringing in basketball royalty04/21/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
UA coaches show Lance Thomas love in Arkansas04/20/2005GOAZCATS.com
Star power is strong at Real Deal on Saturday04/17/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Jerryd Bayless stands out against SoCal All-Stars04/16/2005GOAZCATS.com
UA recruiting Hot List: Small Forward prospects04/14/2005GOAZCATS.com
Arkansas tourney is the Real Deal04/14/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Lance Thomas receives visit from UA coaches04/12/2005GOAZCATS.com
Lance Thomas recovering from back injury04/05/2005GOAZCATS.com
Playaz Spring Fling results/notes04/04/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Playaz Spring Fling Player Notes (Class of 06 Pt2)04/03/2005VUSports.com
Playaz Spring Fling Kicks off AAU season03/31/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
No doubting Thomas03/25/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
UNC target will start trimming list soon03/21/2005TarHeelIllustrated.com
Lance Thomas prepares for AAU after state title02/28/2005GOAZCATS.com
Tracker Breakdown with Coach Dan Hurley, Part 202/27/2005ScarletNation.com
Recruiting Notebook: Unofficial visits and more02/22/2005GOAZCATS.com
PrimeTime Shootout preview02/11/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Patient Thomas Knows What He Wants02/10/2005ScarletNation.com
Lehigh Valley Hoop Festival recap01/31/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Battle By The Boardwalk: St Benedict's Stars Shine01/15/2005ScarletNation.com
Elite programs recruiting 2006 forward01/11/2005TarHeelIllustrated.com
The Gibbons Report: holiday events overview01/05/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Thomas has Many Involved01/04/2005NJHoops.com
Just a Minute with Justin Young: Year end closeout01/01/2005Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
The latest on 2006 WF Lance Thomas12/28/2004GOAZCATS.com
Mid-Atlantic Hoops Tour: 2006 Profiles Pt. 212/23/2004Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Mid-Atlantic Hoops Tour: Elizabeth, N.J.12/20/2004Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Heavy Hitters on Thomas Early12/09/2004Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Tracker Breakdown: Analyzing the Juniors11/23/2004ScarletNation.com
Q & A with 2006 SF Lance Thomas11/08/2004GOAZCATS.com
Stars shine bright at the Eddie Griffin Challenge10/30/2004Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Hoops Recruiting Recap: Eye for the Future10/13/2004ScarletNation.com
10 offers already for 2006's Thomas10/12/2004Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Rivals.com 2006 basketball rankings08/12/2004Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Thomas joining Harvey at St. Benedict's08/11/2004ScarletNation.com
Top 2006 Prospect Transferring Schools08/11/2004Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
2006 Basketball Board: Small Forwards08/11/2004Devils Illustrated
Just the beginning for 2006's Thomas07/29/2004Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Duke a "Great School" says Thomas07/29/2004Devils Illustrated
Thomas has Arizona in top three07/28/2004GOAZCATS.com
Las Vegas Checklist: Class of 200607/26/2004GOAZCATS.com
Playaz Ball Report (Part 1)07/19/2004VUSports.com
Horns after nation's elite in hoops recruiting07/15/2004Orangebloods.com
Player Eval: Lance Thomas at ABCD07/14/2004VUSports.com
ABCD Camp: All-Star Sunday07/11/2004Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
ABCD Camp: Recap of N.J. players, Rutgers targets07/11/2004ScarletNation.com
ABCD Camp: Thomas is all about the little things07/11/2004ScarletNation.com
ABCD: School Lists, Vol. 107/10/2004Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
ABCD Camp: Stars in the making07/10/2004ScarletNation.com
Just A Minute: NBAPA Camp - Duke Style06/23/2004Devils Illustrated
NBA Players Camp: Monday Notes06/21/2004Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Pangos All-America camp Notes and Thoughts06/10/2004GOAZCATS.com
Lots of schools to offer Thomas later this month06/08/2004GOAZCATS.com
Post Pangos Notebook: Top players and awards06/07/2004GOAZCATS.com
Notes from the Pangos All-America Camp, Day One06/05/2004GOAZCATS.com
News and notes from Pangos Camp in California06/05/2004Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
The Future: Time to Get Excited06/04/2004Devils Illustrated
TOC: 2006 Prospects Shined06/01/2004Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Bob Gibbons TOC - Saturday Player Notes05/30/2004VUSports.com
TOC: Game Recaps From Around Duke05/29/2004Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Rivals.com updated 2006 basketball rankings05/27/2004Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Tournament of Champions Preview05/27/2004Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
2006 Spotlight: Lance Thomas05/26/2004Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting

Stats

Games
Year RebPts
2005 (Jr.)9.518.0