5-Star SF Wants To Hear From Duke

DeShaun Thomas and Bishop Luers took the court this past weekend at the Circle City Classic. Following the game, Thomas spoke with the media about his recruitment.

When it comes to DeShaun Thomas, the main question is whether he's committed to Ohio State or not. In June he confirmed a commitment to a few media outlets, however his comments on Saturday weren't reassuring.

Following Fort Wayne (In.) Bishop Luers' loss to Indianapolis (In.) Howe, Thomas spoke with a handful of reporters and among the first few questions was where his recruitment stood.

"There's no comment on that," Thomas said when asked if he was indeed committed to Ohio State. "I'm not going to comment on that."

When pressed on the issue, Thomas began to open up. He made it clear that Ohio State is in the driver seat, but he also said that he would like to look around at a few other schools.

"I like Ohio State," Thomas said. "That's my school right now, but I want to look at other schools, but Ohio State is my main school."

"I want to see what is out there like Duke and North Carolina and all that," he continued.

Thomas said that he had not talked to Duke or North Carolina, but had received letters from both schools. Indiana is another school that has been linked to Thomas in the past, but apparently he has cooled on the Hoosiers.

"I mean Indiana's a good school," Thomas said. "I still have them in mind, but I am just not feeling them like I used to, but they are still in my mind."

Thad Matta and the Buckeyes, who already have commitments from 2010 prospects Jared Sullinger and Trae Golden, recently had success with Greg Oden and Mike Conley and that appears to be something Thomas is looking at.

"They were good players and they picked a good school….In my age group there are some players looking forward to going to Ohio State that are high in the rankings."

Speaking of being highly rated, Thomas checks in at No. 2 overall in the class of 2010. He said he's proud of the recognition, but is more focused on playing ball.

"I don't try to have a big head, but it feels great," Thomas said. "I'm just here to play ball, stay with family and my team and play hard."


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