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October 29, 2010FOLLOW RIVALSHIGH: Follow us on Twitter | Friend us on Facebook
Memphis (Tenn.) Melrose forward Adonis Thomas announced Thursday that he will be staying in-state and close to home by attending Memphis.
Thomas selected the Tigers over finalists Arkansas, Florida, UCLA and Memphis' in-state rival Tennessee. The 6-6, 205-pound Thomas, ranked No. 15, in the Rivals 150, had his pick of schools.
"It was something I had to do in my heart and something I felt," Thomas said at his announcement. "I just knew if coach (Josh) Pastner got the right guys, the program could still (get) to where coach Cal had it. He did a great job when he was here, but coach Pastner is looking to do an even better job."
Thomas noted: "The Memphis tradition is not going to end now."
Actually it shows no signs of slowing down. His school, Melrose, is ranked No. 1 in the RivalsHigh preseason Top 25, which noted the rise of high school basketball in the city.
Thomas' selection means only three of the 25 five-star players are still undecided.
That's right, Butler. Amazing how a trip to the title game can help in recruiting.