Former Louisville forward Lance Thomas announced over the weekend that he is transferring to Memphis.
The former top-150 recruit only played 50 total minutes last season at Louisville.
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— Lance Thomas (@Lancegreek) June 1, 2018
According to reports, Thomas will seek a waiver that would allow him to play immediately:
A former top-150 recruit in the Class of 2017, the 6-foot-8 forward never got settled in with the Cardinals as he only played in 50 minutes during his freshman season.
Although NCAA rules normally force transfers to sit out a season if they haven’t graduated, Thomas plans on filing for a waiver that would allow him to play as early as next season, according to a report from Mark Giannotto of the Memphis Commercial-Appeal. Thomas is arguing that his freshman season at Louisville changed after head coach Rick Pitino was fired before the season even started.
If the waiver is granted, it would completely change the dynamic of the Memphis frontcourt and heavy minutes should be available to the soon-to-be sophomore.