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Thomas flexing his muscle with Badgers

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After back-to-back trips to the Final Four, the Badgers are reloading this season. The team has seven freshmen on the roster. Some of them will have to log significant minutes. One true freshman that has turned heads early in camp is Charlie Thomas. He introduced himself to forward Ethan Happ at an open gym.

"I was guarding him in the post and he took like two dribbles and put his shoulder into my chest. He's built like a brick. I'm sure you've seen him. I thought my breastplate broke in half. It shattered. That's when I realized he is physically ready to play in the Big Ten."

Thomas is listed at 6'8", 253-pounds. He certainly doesn't look like he was in high school just a few short months ago. Thomas hasn't been afraid to throw that muscle around in practice.

"I think I've transitioned well into this environment, especially the physicality. I think I fit in pretty good. The only thing that's different is just the speed of the game and the defense."

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