Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Thomas to middle America

Bill Patterson reports that El Dorado High's Ben Thomas is headed to the Land of Lincoln for college ball.


  1. Ben is a pretty good player. Needs to develop and mature into his height and weight, so red shirting wouldn't be a bad thing for this young man in his first year. Had one of the best mid-range jumpers in the conference last season and has an unusual style that allows himself to get to the free throw line whenever he wishes. Needs to be more consistent from behind the three point line and has to develop into a more College Type play maker. He seems like a good fit for a NCAA II School.

  2. Heard about the Release of Ben Thomas from Quincy on a local paper. It's disappointing he didn't get along with the coaches. I hope he finds a school that will respect the player he is. He played in our conference in high school. I remember him dropping 16 points in the final 6 minutes of the fourth quarter against Vista del Lago. I am a Vista parent and I was very impressed in how the young carried himself on the court. Smooth as they come, patient, and let's the game come to him. One of the better players I have watched come out of the area in the passed five years.

  3. I have attended a lot of Quincy Basketball events this year and saw a lot of talent out of this kid. To bad he was released by the program. Heard there was disagreements with the coaches and Ben for the past several months. Hopefully BT finds a place that he wants to be at for four years. I feel bad that he came all the way from California to play basketball and ended up getting waived by the basketball program. Ben has so much hidden talent: deceivingly athletic, knows how to get to the free throw line at will, and moves without the ball better than anyone on the team. Just needs to consistently knock down his threes. Wish him all the luck in the world. Seemed like a great kid and talent.