The season might not be over for Tigers freshman Adonis Thomas, after all.
Ankle surgery appeared to end the season for the athletic 6-6 forward, but after Wednesday night’s victory at FedExForum over East Carolina coach Josh Pastner said Thomas was progressing and could return by the Conference USA Tournament, which runs March 7-10 at FedExForum.
“The doctors feel there might be a chance,” Pastner said.
Thomas has been shooting, but Pastner said Thomas would need to participate in full practice with the team before he could play in a game.
In 16 games this season, Thomas averaged 9.7 points and 3.6 rebounds in 26.3 minutes. Despite the injury, there has been widespread speculation that if Thomas entered the NBA Draft he would be selected in the first round. Thomas had not said publicly what he plans to do after this season.