Thomas and Zoubek Honored

Sunday's Parade Magazine included the publication's annual list of high school boys basketball All-Americans. North Jersey's Earl Clark and Lance Thomas are on the list as is South Jersey's Brian Zoubek.

Lance Thomas is a second team pick by the Parade editors. The 6-foot-9, 200 pound forward is one of the few top players not to announce his decision. He made official visits to Arizona, Duke, Florida, Rutgers and Wake Forest.

According to reports from the McDonald's All-America game, Thomas has limited his choices to Duke and Rutgers.

The Scarlet Knights, by promoting top recruiter Fred Hill to the head coaching job, remain in the mix.

Earl Clark, who also played in the McDonald's game in San Diego, signed with Louisville. The 6-foot-9, 220 pound swingman and Thomas's second and final all-star game (the NCAA restricts participation to two games to stay eligible) is the Roundball Classic on Sunday, April 9, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. in Chicago's United Center.

Haddonfield, New Jersey's Brian Zoubek joins Clark on Parade's fourth team. The 7-foot-1, 270 pound Duke signee led Haddonfield (31-2) to three straight Group II titles and this year's State Tournament of Champions semifinals. He averaged 25 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks and closed with a 111-10 career record in four years.

Zoubek was named to the Associated Press All-State first team this week. Clark was named to the second team.

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