In what was a quiet year for Lance Thomas, we look at his future down the stretch with the New York Knicks, and the looming possibilities that come with the 3 years remaining on his contract.
It feels rather disappointing to acknowledge and point to a previous seasons highlight reel for what is now considered “vintage” Lance Thomas. For the moment, underwhelming is certainly one way to characterize this 2016-2017 season for New York Knicks fans.
But first, let’s take an inside look at where Thomas came from, what he’s made of, what his shelf life looks like in the NBA, and where he stands as of now.
Brooklyn Native Leads By Example, Hard Work
Lance Thomas started his basketball career in New Jersey, attending and playing for Newark’s Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School. After high school, he would move on to play for Duke. A list of accomplishments and accolades that shouldn’t be ignored or brushed off as mediocre include:
- Playing for the under 18 national team at the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship where the USA won the gold medal
- Being named co-captain at Duke in his senior year
- Winning a championship with Duke in 2010
- Being named to the 2009-2010 ACC All-Defensive Team for the 2010 season
- Holds a place in Duke history with 255 offensive rebounds
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