Uh announced just a few minutes ago that Joston Thomas is leaving UH " to pursue a professional basketball career". Come on. In the press release, everybody is saying the politically correct things, but can anybody really believe there is not much more behind this.
Joston had a solid year. In fact, his on court stats, minus the fouls and the occasional " what are you doing shots', were solid. They contributed to several UH victories. But ready for the pros. Who is he kidding? He needed another year in college to build his resume. But perhaps off the court issues might have influenced this decision.
UH front court looked to be its strength going into next season. With Joston and Vander, and the Nebraska red-shirt, the 6'8'' Christian Standardinger, UH had a formidable front-line that i think could have been the best in the Big West. Now, without Joston, there is a big hole to file.
Is he the last to go? My guess is no. Bobby Miles did not get off the bench in the Tournament, and the team badly needs a point guard or two. And i wouldnt be shocked if there were others.
Gib came to UH with a solid reputation as a recruiter. This is his second real recruiting go-around. Last year, for various reasons, 4 of the 6 recruits announced in April never enrolled. Hopefully, this years class will fill the voids left by the loss of two seniors, Miah and Zane, and now the premature loss of Thomas.