Miami’s Thomas gets 6th year of hoops from NCAA

Posted: 18/08/2010 in NCAAB

Hurricanes’ Thomas granted extra year

Miami-Florida forward Adrian Thomas was given an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA after injuries cost him nearly two full seasons.

Thomas suffered back-to-back season-ending injuries four games into the 2006-07 campaign and again four games into 2007-08.

“It’s a relief to get this approval from the NCAA,” said Thomas. “I’m excited to have another opportunity to play college basketball, and I think we will have a really special group this season that can accomplish great things.”

Thomas averaged 7.3 points and 2.7 rebounds last season and was the ACC’s top three-point shooter, connecting on 42.1 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc.

“We’re very pleased to have Adrian officially back on the team this season,” said Hurricanes head coach Frank Haith. “He is very well respected among his teammates and has a great work ethic — both on the court and in his graduate studies. He will continue to be a key player for us this season.”

Miami was 20-13 last season, ending the campaign with a loss to eventual national champion Duke in the ACC Tournament semifinals.

– Stephen (DS LLC.)

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