Posted On: 11/10/18 10:10 AM
Class of 2019 guard Savion Thorpe of Moberly has a lot of play for this upcoming season.
The 6’3″ shooting guard is one of the top returning players in the North Central Conference. He has hopes of leading Moberly to a conference championship and a nice postseason run during the month of March. Thorpe is also looking to attract the attention of college recruiters at all levels. After missing the summer grassroots season with an injury, he is looking to make up for lost time with a big senior campaign.
“Not being able to play on the circuit was hard for me to connect with coaches due to an injury,” Thorpe said. “My recruitment is wide open at this time. I only talked to a few coaches during the summer.”
What college recruiters will see from Thorpe is a talented player with good size and athleticism, plus the ability to score in a number of ways. He has the ability to shoot the deep ball from 3-point range along with the ability to create his own offense and get buckets. As a junior, Thorpe averaged 17.9 points while shooting 45 percent from the field and 35 percent from 3-point territory. He also grabbed 4.5 rebounds a game.
“I can score in a variety of ways on the court,” he said. “The thing that has helped me be successful on the offensive end is just letting the game come to me and constantly remind myself to not show frustration.”
Thorpe has a chance to be an even bigger offensive threat as a senior this season as he has come back looking bigger and stronger, which is the product of spending the summer in the weight room working on his body.
“I spent my whole summer in the weight room trying to improve my size to be able to play the combo guard at the next level,” he said. “Being in the weight room has made things easier finishing at the rim against defenders.”
(Savion Thorpe photo courtesy of Leon Threat/Threat Hoops)