November 28, 2006

Thompkins liking five

Atlanta native Howard Thompkins spent part of his Thanksgiving weekend away from Oak Hill Academy watching his old Wesleyan team in action on Saturday at Georgia Tech. Two weeks from now, he'll be on the same court in one of the biggest games of the year.

Thompkins said he has Dec. 7 circled on his calendar. The reason? He and his Oak Hill teammates will travel back to his home city for a match-up with Norcross High School, pairing two of the top five teams in the nation.

For Thompkins, he'll square off against his former Wesleyan teammate Al-Farouq Aminu. The two are amongst the top 20 players in the class of 2008 in the country. The game also marks his first trip back and first high school game at 100 percent since going under the knife for an emergency appendectomy.

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