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'[Thompson]'s the Premier Guy'

'[Thompson]'s the Premier Guy'

It certainly hasn't been an easy season for North Carolina signee Deon Thompson. The 6-foot-8, 250-pounder is battling through a number of different ailments.

First, he was nagged by a bone chip in one of his ankles, then a calf strain was bothering him and now he is currently battling the flu. "Right when the season was starting he was clearly in the best shape of his life," Torrance (Calif.) High School head coach George Tachibana said. "But these constant injuries have kind of held him back a little because he's not running as much as he would be...

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