Thomas To The SEC

The University of Kentucky has two commitments from the Class of 2003. Tubby Smith landed a forward from the D.C. area.

Thomas Picks UK

Sheray Thomas said it was more a basketball decision than an academic one. Under those circumstances, UK had to like its chances and on Wednesday they landed their second recruit.

"It was a difficult decision because Virginia was in the mix and they were my primary choice but I just fell in love with Kentucky," Thomas said. "It was more a basketball decision than anything. Virginia is better academically."

Last season, Thomas averaged 19 points a game. He hooped it up this summer with Rob Jackson's DC Blue Devils. "They see me coming in as four man that can push out to be a three. I like my chances of playing."

Thomas wasn't surprised that the Wildcats chased him hard. In fact, he had some insider information. "I knew they'd be calling. I had some insight that they would be looking at me a little bit. A friend I know is friends with a coach in the program and I knew they'd be looking."

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