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Terryonte Thomas Visits Mississippi State

New Hope (MS) High School class of 2017 shooting guard Terryonte Thomas talks about his unofficial visit to Mississippi State this past Saturday.

  • Name: Terryonte Thomas
  • Classification: 2017
  • High School: New Hope (MS) High School
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • HT-WT: 6-foot-4, 200
  • Ranking: NR
  • Colleges of Interest: Various colleges throughout the nation

Thomas came away very impressed with everything about Mississippi State during his Saturday visit.

"I liked that the coaches and players showed me love and encouraged me about how good of a coaching staff they have," he said. "The weight room is hi-tech. I think it is one of the best in the country. The fans are great and they are very supportive of their team. It was a crazy atmosphere at the football game."

He is also very impressed with the success that head basketball coach Ben Howland has had, especially in putting his former guards in the NBA.

"Coach Howland is a great coach and an even better recruiter and know what it takes to put his guards in the NBA," said the talented shooting guard. "He said with the talent that I have he can help me use it in the right way."

Thomas is being recruited by Mississippi State assistant coach George Brooks. He has developed a very close relationship with Brooks.

"Coach Brooks is a good coach, too," said Thomas. "The relationship between us is close. He always likes to make jokes and can relate to me."

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