A former member of the Louisiana Ragin' Cajun men's basketball team has reportedly passed away.

Friends and former teammates, including former Louisiana standout Shwan Long, who played in the NBA last season, are offering their condolences.

If this is all accurate, and we unfortunately have reason to believe it is, it's just a tragic loss for his family and friends, who our hearts sincerely go out to.

We hesitated to post this, especially with few details, but since the information is already out there, we decided to go ahead and pass it along to the fans who watched him play for two seasons with the Cajuns.

A native of Opelousas, Thomas attended Scotlandville Magnet, where he was named Class 5A Most Outstanding Player, before signing with Louisiana, prior to the 2010-2011 season, the first under current UL head coach Bob Marlin.

Thomas began his UL career in a big way, being named the Louisiana Men's Basketball Freshman of the Year, after averaging 11.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game during his freshman year.

A 6-foot-5 forward, Thomas earned second team All-Sun Belt honors during his initial season in Lafayette.

In his second and final season with the Cajuns, the 2011-2012 campaign, Thomas averaged 8.6 points and 5.5 rebounds a contest.

Thomas left the UL program following the 2011-2012 season, transferring to Cal State-Northridge, where he averaged 2.8 points and 2.2 rebounds-per-game in his only season.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and former teammates.

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