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Thomas named first-team selection

Matt Lozar | Thursday, October 28, 2004

Notre Dame senior guard Chris Thomas was named to the first-team all-Big East preseason team Wednesday in a vote by the league’s coaches.

During the 2003-04 season, Thomas averaged 19.7 points and 4.7 assists per contest. A knee injury requiring offseason surgery hampered Thomas throughout the season.

Joining Thomas on the first team are unanimous selections Providence forward Ryan Gomes and Syracuse forward Hakim Warrick along with Boston College forward Craig Smith, Pittsburgh guard Carl Krauser, Pittsburgh center Chris Taft and Syracuse guard Gerry McNamara.

Thomas was a member of the 2003-04 preseason first-team and 2002-03 second team.

The coaches also named Gomes the conference’s preseason player of the year.