Just a few weeks into the high school season, Micah Thomas, of Huntington (W.V.) Prep, has already managed to garner new interest and scholarship offers from college coaches.
“Hard work is finally paying off,” Thomas told Scout at the Marshall County Hoopfest this past weekend.
A long, wiry, 6-foot-8 wing prospect, Thomas has always been equipped with potential and upside. Coaches are drawn to his size, length and shot making ability, but Thomas said he’s becoming a more versatile performer.
“Rebounding, blocking shots, knocking down shots and playing physical on defense,” he said when asked about the strengths of his game. “[Also] getting my hands on the ball and getting my hands in the lane to try and steal the ball. I’m very long.”
Thomas has had strong interest from Arkansas, Baylor, LSU and Memphis. Most recently, Louisville and Maryland joined his offer list.
“I’m just playing my game and more confident now,” Thomas said when asked about the new interest. “I was hesitant in AAU and now I’m just going with the flow.”
“[It’s] kind of overwhelming, but I’m just gathering everything in,” he added about his recruitment.
Thomas, a native of Tennessee, said there are three schools he would like to visit.
“I want to visit LSU, Louisville and Maryland for sure,” he said.
Why those three?
LSU: “Their type of play. They get up and down.”
Louisville: “Louisville, same thing [as LSU]. The same thing. They want me to be a guard.”
Maryland: “They call me. They started recruited me late, but they are recruiting me hard and talking to my mom.”
Thomas has yet to set any official visit dates.