Posted On: 08/28/18 3:15 PM
Potter’s House Christian earned yet another athletic guard via transfer a few weeks ago.
Thomasi Gilgeous-Alexander is the younger brother of Los Angeles Clippers rookie guard and No. 11 overall pick Shai Gilegous-Alexander.
At 6’7″, 175 lbs., he’s a true point guard who originally hails from Toronto, Canada. Gilgeous-Alexander played previously at Tennessee Hamilton Heights Christian.
He talked to me about what it was like to have a brother who has made it to the NBA.
“Having a brother as successful and hardworking as mine is amazing,” Gilgeous-Alexander told Prep Hoops. “I watch his film all the time and he’s at a level that I would like to play at so I know that if I learn from his strengths and weaknesses I can get there.”
Gilgeous-Alexander joins a revamped Potter’s House Christian squad that features 2019 guard Marsei Caston, 2019 forward Dontavius King, 2019 guard Jaz Farrell, 2020 guard Mayoum Mayoum, 2020 guard Keano Calderon and 2020 guard Taelon Martin.
He says he worked a lot this summer to become more consistent and he’s since become more confident in his shot.
He’ll arrive on campus on Saturday to start his transition.
“I’m really excited and can’t wait to get down to Potter’s House and get in the gym with the guys,” Gilgeous-Alexander said. “I’m an unselfish player that makes my teammates better so i feel like we will be very successful this year.”
This summer, he played for UPlay Canada on the EYBL Circuit.
“It was a great experience playing with my guys this summer,” he said. “I embraced the leadership role on the team and worked to make my teammates better every game. It also helped that coach Dwayne (Washington) and coach Mark were pushing me to be the best and smartest player i could be.”
Offers from New Mexico, Fresno State, South Carolina and Drake are currently on his plate including a plethora of interest from Division I programs.
Gilgeous-Alexander pointed to his biggest strengths as his ability to get to the paint, create for his teammates, read ball screens, create in transition and guard positions 1 through 4 on the floor.
He says he wants to improve his finish through contact, not taking plays off defensively and competing on each and every possession.
All the intangibles are there for Gilgeous-Alexander to be a high major Division I player. He has the length you crave in a guard and the instincts you want in a player regardless of position. Expect a banner year for him at Potter’s House Christian, a team packed with athletic guards who can all score at any time.
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