Yes, there’s a connection between the USI point guard and the Bosse High School basketball player being sought by just about every major NCAA D-I program in the country. When reporting about Lawrence Thomas and his internship with Bosse’s basketball team this summer, which I write about in my Monday column here, Bulldogs coach Shane Burkhart said that Thomas got to sit in on a couple of coaches’ recruiting visits at the school involving JaQuan Lyle. They involved Louisville’s Rick Pitino and Tennessee’s Cuonzo Martin. “He (Thomas) was able to sit in and hear those people make their pitch for JaQuan,” said Bosse coach Shane Burkhart. “Plus, it gives him an ‘in’ for later on at the college level.” Meaning, I gather, that LT might someday land a college coaching job.