"I think he's not just one of the premier rebounders in the area but also on a national scale," Boyle told Scout.com.
Thomas is a specialist. He's an energy kid who loves to board and has exceptional leaping ability inside. He's great in traffic because he's a quick jumper. As a junior on a team laced with stars he averaged 9.1 points, 8 boards and 3 blocks.
"He blocks more shots than guys his size because of his athleticism," Boyle said.
The 6-foot-7, 225-pound power forward is a big get for the Jayhawks, as he was one of the few post prospects still available. Thomas checked in at No. 28 on the power forward list and is rank No. 92 overall.