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April 19, 2006 at 12:53 PM

Thomas official tomorrow

Because there is no suspense left, Isaiah Thomas has decided to move up his news conference to officially announce he will attend Washington to tomorrow (Thursday) at Curtis High School in University Place.
The news broke last night that Thomas had committed and he had already told UW coaches. As of late last night, his press conference was set for next week, but it’s obvious now there is no reason to wait.
This is a good recruit for Washington. Thomas will be the highest-rated in-state player next year, and it continues Washington’s solid recruiting in the state. The Huskies signed Martell Webster and Jon Brockman two years ago, Spencer Hawes this year and now Thomas, who will officially sign in November.
Thomas is officially listed at 5 feet 9, 166 pounds, though most figure he’s really at least an inch shorter.
He is a dynamic offensive player who should immediately be able to score for the Huskies. His biggest challenges will come at the defensive end, where he doesn’t yet show the intensity of Nate Robinson, a similarly sized player who became a first-round NBA draft pick.
Figuring out just how Thomas will be able to fit into the Huskies is hard to do right now because it’s difficult to project exactly who Washington will have on the floor by then. Will Hawes play more than one year? Will Justin Dentmon stay longer than two?
But Thomas no doubt will be an integral part of UW’s future.
Expect Washington to recruit another player or two for that class. The obvious question is how many scholarships UW will have for the class of 2007. The Huskies have just one scholarship senior next year

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