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Posted On: 11/21/15 10:00 AM
One of 2019's up-and-comers Will Thomas recently made a switch from Our Lady of Mount Carmel to Lake Clifton, and is a wave of the future in Maryland high school hoops.
The rangy 6-foot-4 freshman guard had a great summer with Baltimore Elite, receiving plenty of exposure in the process. He says his parents have fielded calls from a bevy of Division I programs.
“I haven’t talked to any, but I have seen a couple that have shown me interest, they've called my parents; Maryland, Rhode Island, Cal State-Northridge, Georgia State, and Loyola (Maryland),” said Thomas.
“Sometimes I think about it (recruitment), and sometimes I don't. It’s a long term goal, so right now I’m thinking about my high school season, and my AAU season after that.”
The talented and good-sized guard says his energy and leadership were his strengths this offseason with Baltimore Elite.
“What I did good with Baltimore Elite was I brought energy and I was a leader. I was good at pumping my teammates up and being a go-to man,” said Thomas, who says he’ll play with Team Melo next summer.
“I think I’ll get more exposure with Team Melo, and just wanting to play with new people.”
The 6-foot-4 combo guard described his style of play to PHM.
“I’m ambidextrous and it’s easy for me to finish with both hands, and I feel I’m consistent too. I need to work on my rebounding and being more consistent,” said Thomas, who enjoys playing point guard more than shooting guard.
“I want to get my team involved more, and make my players around me better. I love assists.”
The talented 2019 was slated to start his high school career with Our Lady of Mount Carmel, but decided to switch to Lake Clifton recently.
He’ll start the season playing JV, and in the post.
“In high school I’ll play the five, so I’ll have to develop post-moves and defending stronger older guys and rebounding,” said Thomas. “The main reason I’m playing in the post is because I’m playing JV.”
On whether he’ll play varsity by season's end...
“It’s the coach's decision, if they need me I’d love to play varsity,” he said. “I’m just going to rebound and give it all I got and close out games, and defend well.”