Broncos get their men..

The Boise State Men's Basketball Team received 2 faxes they were waiting for, giving the team a solid base of youth that they need to build years of success.

Boise State's men's basketball team was looking to shore up the future foundation of the team by landing a guard who could lead the team for the next 4 years, and a big man who could provide a presence inside that the team has lacked for over a decade. In just two days, they got both.

On Wednesday, the first day of the early LOI signing period, the Broncos got their guard. Anthony Thomas, a 6-foot Point Guard from Mansfield Texas (Summit High School) faxed his Letter of Intent.

Thomas has been a force in Texas basketball since his Freshman year when he was District Freshman of the Year. He excelled the next year as he was named the District 6-5A Sophomore of the year, and District NewComer of the year. As a junior he averaged 13.8 points, 2.7 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.6 steals per game, while earning second-team all-district honors. He was named to the all-tournament teams at the Lamar Thanksgiving Tournament and the What-a-Burger Holiday Tournament.

Anthony is rated the 36th best high school prospect in the state of Texas by Texas Roundball, and has been ranked as high as the 5th best overall Guard prospect in Texas.


On Thursday, Boise State got the second fax they were waiting for, Kurt Cunningham, a senior at Tri-Central High School, in Sharpsville Indiana.

Cunningham averaged 16.7 points and 9.6 rebounds per game while blocking 33 shots and shooting 63.2% for his Junior season.  He was his team's leading rebounder and second-leading scorer. He also was the area's (13 teams) leading rebounder and fifth-leading scorer.  Good enough to be named all-conference and all-area.  His team reached the Indiana HS Final Four before bowing out.

Coach Graham told the Idaho Statesman that, "Kurt is probably the biggest guy we've had, the thing that is really unique about him is he has as good a set of hands as any big guy I've seen in some time. He's almost good enough offensively that you could run the offense through him, he catches and passes so well and he can shoot it. He also gives us another big presence inside so now our front line with him and (freshman) Colin (Hallberg) is set for having some size in the paint and really bang and play bigger."

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