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Dominique Ferguson

Isiah Thomas snared Florida International’s first big-time recruit in sometime when swing man Dominique Ferguson gave his commitment to the Golden Panthers. While it’s pretty obvious Ferguson, who committed to Kentucky during Billy Gillispie’s fantastic tenure, is going to Florida International more for the coach than the school’s extensive basketball history, the commitment goes a long way towards legitimizing the FIU basketball program, not to mention, Thompson’s Thomas’ employment.

To celebrate Isiah’s nice pull, we have a nifty little animated gif:

Dominique Ferguson

Not only does the Ferguson signing help the Thomas cause, it also signifies a slight outrecruiting of John Calipari. When Gillispie was let go, Ferguson reopened his recruitment, and by all indications, Calipari has been trying to change his mind.

Not so fast, says Isiah Thomas.

Does this mean Thomas has a lot more cache’ with the high school kids of America than what was first realized? Or does Ferguson represent Zeke’s “one-hit wonder?”