Bob Holt is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and a voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 basketball poll. Holt has been awarded Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year three times.
SEC's leading scorer a game-time decision for Arkansas game
LSU guard Cameron Thomas (24) gets the layup against Georgia during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP)
FAYETTEVILLE — LSU Coach Will Wade said Tuesday morning it will be a game-time decision whether Tigers freshman guard Cam Thomas — the SEC’s leading scorer — plays against the University of Arkansas on Wednesday night in the Maravich Assembly Center.
Thomas, who is averaging 22.3 points, injured his right ankle less than two minutes into the Tigers’ 75-61 victory at Ole Miss last Saturday night.
After going to the bench, Thomas briefly came back into the game, but he clearly was limping.
Thomas played four minutes total and didn’t score, which dropped his average from 24.8 points.
Wade said Thomas “did a little bit of shooting” Tuesday morning after not practicing on Monday.
“We’ll see what he can do this afternoon when he can go through a workout and practice,” Wade said. “Then we’ll see how he feels tomorrow. So he’ll be a game-time decision.”
Thomas is averaging 2.5 made three-point baskets per game and has hit 62 of 68 free throws (91.2%).
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