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Posted On: 08/18/18 12:00 PM
Jacob Thionnet has had a great summer with Oklahoma Team Unity. He has shown improvements in his game that he hopes to take back to Edmond Memorial High School this season.
“The best part of my game is my passing ability,” says Thionnet, a 6-foot-5 wing. “My goals are to continue to get stronger defensively and work on consistency with my jump shot.”
He is the no. 37 ranked 2019 player in the State of Oklahoma going into the 2018-2019 season. Thionnet was one of the biggest stock risers during the July live period.
“The biggest thing I gained this summer was being able to finish strong with both hands in the paint,” Thionnet says.
Thionnet is an offensive weapon, especially inside the paint. He is a strong finisher, but more importantly, a smart scorer. Adding the ability to score with both hands has been a gift to his game. He shoots the ball well from mid range and 3-point range and has progressively become a better shooter this summer.
With Edmond Memorial last season, Thionnet helped the Bulldogs to a Regional Championship and a State Tournament appearance. Though Edmond Memorial fell short in the quarterfinal game, Thionnet has high expectations for his seasoned Bulldog squad, who is returning three starters from the 2017-2018 season.
“My ambitions this year would be to return to the State Tournament and potentially win state,” Thionnet says. “As of right now, I’m working on my jump shot trying to continue to improve everyday.”
Thionnet will play a pivotal role in the Bulldogs’ success this season.
Thionnet has been recruited by various schools; Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, Okla.), University of the Ozarks (Clarksville, Ark.) and Northwestern State University (Alva, Okla.) have all shown interest in the wing. Northeastern State University offered Thionnet during the July live period.
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