Vegas PG Narrows His List

Hank Thorns, the rising senior point guard whose stock has recently taken off, is heading to Virginia Tech for his official visit tonight. The 5-foot-9 point guard has narrowed his list to four and is waiting on forthcoming developments at two schools.

"Things are really picking up," Hank Thorns confirmed. "I got an offer from Virginia Tech and I am leaving tonight for my official visit there. Nevada-Reno offered this weekend, too and I'm still waiting to hear back from Virginia."

The 5-foot-9, 165 pound point guard has narrowed his list to Kentucky, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Old Dominion.

"I'm still hoping Kentucky steps up to the plate and offers," Thorns says. "They've seen me play twice now and I played well both times, so hopefully they'll offer me."

Thorns is a two-time first-team all-state point guard as a senior, averaging 27.8 points a game, adding 12.5 rebounds, and 6.4 assists. He visited Virginia a week and a half ago and enjoyed his time in Charlottesville.

"I had a great time at Virginia," Thorns said, "I really liked the players and the coaches there. It's a really nice place and it's a great academic school, too. I'm just waiting to see what happens with Sean Singletary. If he stays in the NBA Draft, than they said they have an offer for me."

Thorns has recently seen an increase in attention thanks to his great play in the AAU circuits of late. Thorns recently went basket-for-basket with top point guard prospect Isaiah Thomas, who has signed with Washington.

"I'm starting to get more attention because I'm playing in some of these summer camps and tournaments and people are getting a chance to see my game, a little more," Thorns explained. "I've been playing really well lately and I'm doing a good job of making the most of my opportunities."

Kentucky is one of those schools that have entered the picture for Thorns, the 5-foot-9, 175 pound point guard. The Wildcats, through a third party, got in touch with the Las Vegas (NV) Valley high school standout and have expressed some interest.

"I'm really waiting on UK," Thorns said. "They are an up-and-coming program. They have great players coming in and a great class coming in next year. The new coaching staff is going to take them to new heights and lead them to the national championship."

Thorns is hoping he'll be able to use his final official visit for Kentucky, next weekend. According to his coach, wherever his star senior lands, he'll be successful.

"Someone who is willing to look past his size is going to get a special kid," Valley HS head coach Brian Farsworth told the Las Vegas Review Journal. "He's going to help someone win in college just like he helped Valley win for three years."

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