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Posted On: 06/15/18 6:11 PM
Need buckets? Give Kiwanis Thomas a call. The athletic 6-foot-2 guard from Wilson High School can flat out score the ball and he’s been doing that so far on the AAU circuit with Washington Supreme. He recently showed off some of his skills at the Rose City Showcase in Portland and he’s looking to do more damage this summer.
“The team and I, we did really well,” Thomas said of the spring. “Our team chemistry was good and we moved the ball well. I thought I did good – I got buckets and I thought I showed off my athleticism. I’m still working on my dribbling and my shooting.”
At the Rose City Showcase, it was clear that Thomas simply has a scoring mentality. He scored on strong drives to the hoop, but also hit a number of perimeter shots to keep defenders honest. While he’s a little undersized for a shooting guard at the next level, his ability to put the ball in the hole has some schools showing interest on the recruiting trail. Thomas currently lists Lehigh, Eastern Washington, and Wichita State as schools keeping tabs on him and he’s open to hearing from more this summer.
“Right now, whatever is the best fit for me,” Thomas said. “Education first, but also I want to get away (from home) as far away as possible. I love visiting places.”
Thomas indicated that if the right offer came along, he may sign early. Otherwise he’ll play things out as he approaches what he hopes is a big senior season. “Honestly I just want to improve,” Thomas said. “I’m going to be a senior so I want to be a leader. So I’m working on my leadership skills.”