Junior Chris Thomas headed to juco 

January, 24, 2012
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When it comes to recruiting, few things should surprise us at this point. Last month Jarnell Stokes went from high school in Memphis to playing in the post for the Tennessee Volunteers. Chris Thomas (Denver, Colo.) has a story of his own.

The former top 10 prospect in the Class of 2013 withdrew from South Kent and enrolled at Chipola Junior College in Florida. On the surface, it looks like Thomas went from being a high school junior to a junior college prospect. In actuality, Thomas was an older junior who had previously reclassified. Regardless, the move is somewhat interesting from an academic and planning standpoint.

Jake Headrick, Chipola’s head coach, indicated that Thomas would sit out the remainder of this season, but practice with the team and attend classes at the school. Next year he’ll play for Chipola as a junior college freshman.