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  Monday, April 17, 2006

Tyrus Thomas Declares, Hires Elfus & Siegel
By Jonathan Givony

As href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> exclusively href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> reported href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> DraftExpress.com href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Saturday, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tyrus href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Thomas href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> indeed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> announced href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> decision href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> enter href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> NBA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> draft href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> PM href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> press href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> conference. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Thomas href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hired href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Brian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Elfus href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Mike href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Siegel href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Elfus-Siegel href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Management href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> agents href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> NBA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> draft. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> thanked href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> LSU's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> coaching href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> staff href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> everyone href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> around href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> University href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> while href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> sitting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> next href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Coach href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> John href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Brady href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Glen href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Davis. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/>

He href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> intends href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finishing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> off href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> semester href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> , href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> mentioned href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wanting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> come href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> back href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> LSU href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> get href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> degree.

More href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> quotes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Thomas:

"When href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> you href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> are href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hot, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> you href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> are href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hot, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> so href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> needed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> take href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> advantage href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> great href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> opportunity."

"By href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> signing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> agent href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> can href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> get href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> more href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> thing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> accomplished href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> after href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> business href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> marketing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> side href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> things. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> That href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> reason href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> why href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> did href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> when href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> did."

"I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> can't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> really href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> improve href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> my href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> stock, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> can href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> jump href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> now href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> work href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> things href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> need href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> improve href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> later."

Glen href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Davis href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> announced href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he'll href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> returning href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> LSU, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> claiming href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> "not href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finished href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> here," href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> mentioning href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> "still href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lot href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> prove, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> both href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> player href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> person." href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> also href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> said href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> "had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> chance href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> putting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> my href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> name href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> getting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> picked, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wanted href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> leave href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> LSU href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> best href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> player href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> can."

"It href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> all href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> about href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> getting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> facts href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> when href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> you href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> are href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> dealing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> type href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> business. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Some href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> these href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> people href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> can href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> tell href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> you href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wrong href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> things. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> thought href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> about href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> went href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> my href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> gut href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> instinct."

John href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Brady href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> expressed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> support href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Thomas' href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> move href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> mentioned href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> being href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> "projected href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> top href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> pick." href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> also href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> said href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> thinks href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> LSU's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> program href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> "in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> marvelous href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shape...we're href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> not href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> going href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> miss href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> beat. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> This href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> testament href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> program href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> what href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> going href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> here href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> what href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> accomplished."

 
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