Newark prep star chases title with Duke

Updated: April 5, 2010, 7:07 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

Lance Thomas has never been a numbers guy, at least not during his four years at Duke. His stat line for this season -- 4.7 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game -- is quite modest for a team co-captain.

But the 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward is 40 minutes away from being a national champion, and that's all that matters to him now. "I'm very excited," said Thomas, when reached by phone from Indianapolis on Sunday afternoon. "Four years of hard work has paid off. I'm not looking back, I'm looking ...

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