Aggies Ink Prep Star
May 17, 2000
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's head basketball coach Stew Morrill announced today the signing of Thomas Vincent to a national letter of intent to compete for the Aggies beginning in the 2000-01 season. The 5-10, 170-pound point guard graduated from Olathe East High School in Olathe, Kan. this past spring.
Vincent averaged 18 points, four rebounds, three assists, and three steals a game his senior season earning first team all-conference and all-city honors. Vincent was also named to the all-state team and was selected to participate in the Kansas-Missouri All-Star game. He leaves Olathe East High as the all-time leading scorer in school history.
"We are excited about Thomas in all areas that define being a student-athlete," commented Morrill. "He has done a fabulous job in the classroom and knows the importance of his education. As a player, he possesses excellent speed and quickness along with good skills. We have expectations of Thomas contributing immediately and it is certainly a bonus that we will have him for four years."
Along with his accolades on the basketball court, Thomas has also had tremendous success in the classroom as he was a four-year honor student at Olathe East High School and was named to the Kansas High School All-Academic Team along with being named a U.S. Army Scholar Athlete.
Thomas becomes the fourth player to sign with Utah State this year. The Aggies inked Toraino Johnson from Garden City Community College (Kansas), and John Neil and Jeremy Vague from Canada College (California). Neil will join the Aggies in the 2002-03 season after serving an LDS mission.