Where's Waldo( Joston Thomas)?
I have learned that Joston Thomas did not travel with the team to California. This comes after he " missed" the last two days of practice for what is being described as " personal reasons.". Everything is pretty mysterious right now, but what I do know is that Joston's playing time has taken a huge hit over the past few games as it appears the coaching staff has decided that Trevor Wiseman is a better bet at the small forward position. Is the lack of playing time a reason for his absence? Or is there more to it?
Thomas has had an up and down career even before he came to UH. He attended several high schools and never lived up to the hype. His time at UH has been marked by very inconsistent play. Some nights he stays in the paint and plays well, other nights he strays outside, firing up missed threes and dribbling like he thinks he is a Globetrotter.
He has a world of talent, but in my opinion, he isn't ready to acknowledge his limitations. He often fails to play to his strengths, and appears at times to be playing his own game. But on a team that is finding itself, and lacks depth, his absence down the stretch would not be a good thing. Hopefully, whatever problems have led to this week's absences will get resolved quickly and not be a disruption for the team at this critical time of the season.