Lance Thomas Ready For Roundball

The 2006 Roundball Classic, which started in 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pa., will be played on Sunday, April 9th in Chicago, Ill. at the United Center. Six players from New York & New Jersey will be in action. The game, which features four of the recruits from's number two class, will be carried by CSTV (tape).

2005 Roundball Classic

East Roster | West Roster | CSTV schedule (tape) | Roundball website

  • A charity benefits from this annual event. Hoops That Help has raised more than $4 million for local organizations around the country.

  • Six players from New and New Jersey will participate - Derrick Caracter, Earl Clark, Paul Harris, Eugene Harvey, Curtis Kelly and Lance Thomas. Harvey, a Brooklyn native, is playing in New Jersey.

  • St. Benedict's Prep head coach Danny Hurley will coach the East squad. Two of his players (Harvey and Thomas) will be on the floor though Thomas will play against the East.

  • Two high school programs have two players on the teams. Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, Ind. has sent Michael Conley II and Greg Oden. This season, Caracter and Harris played at Notre Dame Prep in Massachusetts.

  • Conley and Oden are two of the four Ohio State recruits selected to play. Also part of's number two recruiting class are Daequan Cook and David Lightly. All four are playing for the West.

  • Alex Stephenson represents's number one recruiting class, North Carolina.

  • Two teams each have two recruits in the game - Carracter and Clark (Louisville) and Damion James and Scottie Reynolds (Oklahoma).

  • Five players have yet to announce their final intentions for next season - Darrell Arthur, Patrick Beverley, Harvey, Chris Singletary and Thomas.

  • CSTV schedule below.


    Player Pos. Data Hometown High School College
    Darrell Arthur F 6-9, 220 Dallas, TX South Oak Cliff High Undecided
    Derrick Caracter F 6-9, 280 Fanwood, NJ Notre Dame Prep (MA) Louisville
    Brian Carlwell C 6-11, 265 Maywood, IL Proviso East High Illinois
    Earl Clark PG 6-9, 200 Rahway, NJ Rahway High Louisville
    Paul Harris G 6-4, 225 Niagara Falls, NY Notre Dame Prep (MA) Syracuse
    Eugene Harvey PG 6-0, 165 Brooklyn, NY St. Benedict's Prep (NJ) Undecided
    Curtis Kelly F 6-10, 190 New York, NY Rice High Connecticut
    Chris Singletary G 6-4, 220 Chicago, IL Florida Prep (FL) Undecided
    Alex Stepheson C 6-10, 230 Los Angeles, CA Harvard - Westlake High North Carolina
    Perry Stevenson F 6-10, 197 Lafayette, LA Northside High Kentucky
    Will Walker G 6-2, 180 Bolingbrook, IL Bolingbrook High DePaul

    Coach: Danny Hurley, St. Benedict's Prep, Newark, NJ


    Player Pos. Data Hometown High School College
    Patrick Beverley G 6-2, 175 Chicago, IL Marshall High Undecided
    Michael Conley II PG 6-1, 175 Indianapolis, IN Lawrence North High Ohio State
    Daequan Cook G 6-5, 210 Dayton, OH Dunbar High Ohio State
    Bryan Davis F 6-9, 225 Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie High Texas A&M
    Tom Herzog C 7-0, 225 Linden, MI Flint Powers Catholic Michigan State
    Damion James F 6-8, 227 Nacogdoches, TX Nacogdoches High Oklahoma
    David Lighty F 6-5, 215 Cleveland, OH Villa Angela - St. Joseph Ohio State
    Greg Oden C 7-0, 250 Indianapolis, IN Lawrence North High Ohio State
    Scottie Reynolds PG 6-0, 185 Herndon, VA Herndon High Oklahoma
    Lance Thomas F 6-8, 210 Scotch Plains, NJ St. Benedict's Prep Undecided

    Coach: Mike Conley. Spiece Indy Heat AAU Team, Indinapolis, IN

    Roundball Classic
    CSTV Schedule

    As of April 8, 2006, subject to change
    CSTV website

    Date                 Time......
    Sunday April 16       8:00 p.m.
    Monday April 17      12:30 a.m.
                          3:00 a.m.
                         10:00 a.m.
                          7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, April 18    12:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 19   2:30 a.m.
                         10:00 a.m.
    Thursday, April 20    6:00 a.m.
                         12:00 p.m.
                         10:00 p.m.
    Friday, April 21      9:30 a.m.
    Wednesday, April 26  10:00 p.m.
    Thursday, April 27    5:30 a.m.
                          1:30 p.m.
    Friday, April 28      1:30 a.m.
                          6:30 p.m
    Saturday, April 29    6:00 a.m.

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