Thomas cuts pounds, gains playing time

Five months and 60 pounds ago, DeAndre Thomas was in danger of being too big to play a meaningful role for Indiana's basketball team. Full Story
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PEM

Upper Falls, MD

#1 Nov 20, 2007
Dre Thomas seems to have more court presence than DJ White, who frequently panics when double teamed. Maybe DJ will watch and learn.
Randy

Washington, DC

#2 Nov 20, 2007
If DJ White wants a chance to play in the NBA he better pick it up a notch. No one is looking at him they are looking at Gordon and that includes NBA Talent Scouts.
Again

Zionsville, IN

#3 Nov 20, 2007
I wish he would trade his skirt for a pair of gym shorts. BK never would have stood for such hedonism.
Air-One

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Nov 20, 2007
I really think that Dre will be an asset when it comes to Big Ten play.
We need someone physical and DJ is not. I've been impressed with the quickness that Dre has shown and he does show a good court awareness.
It would be nice if he could get down to around 285 and increase his quickness even more. He has great hands and can pass with the best of them. Can't waite to watch him tonight.
Wow

East Lansing, MI

#5 Nov 20, 2007
You really understand what basketball is all about. Teach us more, wise sage.
Again wrote:
I wish he would trade his skirt for a pair of gym shorts. BK never would have stood for such hedonism.
Julia

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Nov 20, 2007
Cancel your cable or dish in response to the BTN. I went to OTA broadcasts now and don't have to pay a dime to the cable company.
Will

Burnet, TX

#7 Nov 20, 2007
I am a big fan of Thomas. He should start over Stemler no questions asked.
I was there

Pleasant Prairie, WI

#8 Nov 20, 2007
Again wrote:
I wish he would trade his skirt for a pair of gym shorts. BK never would have stood for such hedonism.
for god sake drop it all ready.
It's 2007. take the fast path and catch up to those of us living in the year 2007. He's gone and he is never coming back.(NEVER COMING BACK) We enjoyed the time, the "real" people have moved on.
It's okay! You can move forward, it's okay!!!
one good kid

Pleasant Prairie, WI

#9 Nov 20, 2007
I took my daughter to the open practice, and DeAndre was great! He towered over both of us, but you would never have know it! He came down to my daughters level and talked to her as if she were the only person on the court that night! One class act! My daughter now looks for him when IU plays, and she has their picture on her dresser.
Thanks DeAndre for my daughter's memories!
T Joe Ferbe

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Nov 20, 2007
Julia wrote:
Cancel your cable or dish in response to the BTN. I went to OTA broadcasts now and don't have to pay a dime to the cable company.
What it this, OTA?
Red

United States

#11 Nov 20, 2007
Wow...297lbs! How tall is he - 5'2"?
Typical Hutchens article: doesn't give the casual reader enough info to visualize any match-ups.
I've been a basketball fan for over 40 years, and usually sportswriters have always done a good job of giving a size comparison of opposing players - especially on game days - and usually in the form of a starting line-up position-by-position chart.
Not Hutchens. Not even in the Big Ten preview that ran a last week. Come on Terry: you've got to paint a picture.
For all I know - this guy might be a fat midget.
By the way, do you know the difference between a fat midget and a chocolate kiss?
A chocolate kiss is a fudgey little pucker!
cornbread

Bloomington, IN

#12 Nov 20, 2007
T Joe Ferbe wrote:
<quoted text>
What it this, OTA?
rabbit-ears.i.s.u?
Tom Hoosier

United States

#13 Nov 20, 2007
Julia wrote:
Cancel your cable or dish in response to the BTN. I went to OTA broadcasts now and don't have to pay a dime to the cable company.
As far as I know you cannot get the BTN or IU games Over The Air(OTA).

Go with DirecTV. It is much better than cable. If you cannot get a dish where you live; then move, have some trees cut down, or put the dish on pole in your yard. You have options and if you still cannot get a dish for other reasons then sorry for your luck.
rondo

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Nov 20, 2007
Julia wrote:
Cancel your cable or dish in response to the BTN. I went to OTA broadcasts now and don't have to pay a dime to the cable company.
Why would I cancel my DirecTV? I get the Big Ten network for the same amount I was paying when the Big Ten network was not around....I don't see what the fuss is about..get DirecTV, get rid of cable and your IU problems are solved....
T Joe Ferbe

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Nov 20, 2007
cornbread wrote:
<quoted text>rabbit-ears.i.s.u?
What is i.s.u?

Sorry, I'm frivolous to i.s.u
But Go IU anyway, and how do you get OTA out of rabbit ears?

OTA=Rabbit Ears?
Air-One

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Nov 20, 2007
Red wrote:
Wow...297lbs! How tall is he - 5'2"?
Typical Hutchens article: doesn't give the casual reader enough info to visualize any match-ups.
I've been a basketball fan for over 40 years, and usually sportswriters have always done a good job of giving a size comparison of opposing players - especially on game days - and usually in the form of a starting line-up position-by-position chart.
Not Hutchens. Not even in the Big Ten preview that ran a last week. Come on Terry: you've got to paint a picture.
For all I know - this guy might be a fat midget.
By the way, do you know the difference between a fat midget and a chocolate kiss?
A chocolate kiss is a fudgey little pucker!
If you followed IU basketball you would know how tall he was. You apparantly haven't seen any games yet?????
T Joe Ferbe

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Nov 20, 2007
cornbread wrote:
<quoted text>rabbit-ears.i.s.u?
Rabbit Ears...I think this will be my new name.

Happy Thanksgiving. Don't eat the neck!
Sean Hise

Tampa, FL

#18 Nov 20, 2007
GO HOOSIERS!
Red

United States

#19 Nov 20, 2007
Air-One wrote:
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If you followed IU basketball you would know how tall he was. You apparantly haven't seen any games yet?????
I know how tall he is. You missed the point. Next time - I might not know, and you're right I haven't watched any IU games yet - who can?
PU fan

Zionsville, IN

#20 Nov 20, 2007
I have a lot of respect for Thomas. Seems like a good, hard-working kid. Best of luck to him and the Foosiers (except against the Boilers, of course :)).

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