Shaq Thomas update

Head coach Mick Cronin talks incoming freshman Shaquille Thomas.

Cincinnati - University of Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin is still awaiting word on whether incoming freshman Shaquille Thomas will be eligible for the season.

Cronin anticipates that the ruling will be handed down before school starts on September 21. He added that he believes Thomas will be cleared and eligible when the Bearcats start preseason practice.

Ranked 92nd in the country coming out of NIA Prep, Thomas averaged 28 points and eight assists playing for the Newark, NJ prep school. In nine games playing for SLATS in the Deveroes Summer League, Thomas averaged 12.5 points and 4.2 assists.

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