Longhorns Sign Another

The Texas basketball team added its fifth signee Thursday, as Kevin Thomas signed his National Letter of Intent to play with the Longhorns.

A 6-foot-7 forward, Thomas averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks per game as a senior at Christian Faith Center Academy in Creedmoor, N.C. Thomas is originally a native of Ajax, Ontario, Canada. A three-star prospect according to Scout.com, Thomas makes up part of a top-10 recruiting class with guards Myck Kabongo, Sheldon McClellan and Julien Lewis and forward Jonathan Holmes.

Texas might not be finished, either. The Longhorns still have at least one target left on the board in DeAndre Daniels, who is expected to make his decision shortly after visiting Duke this weekend, the last of his five official visits. According to Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy basketball director Andy Borman, the decision could come down to Texas, Duke and Kansas.

Scout.com National Basketball Recruiting Analyst Evan Daniels said of Thomas:

"He's an energy guy at the power forward spot, a pretty good athlete who makes his bonds rebounding the basketball. Offensively, he's still a little raw. He's a power forward who can face up and hit the glass and make an impact that way.

"He's not going to be a guy who is going to come in and start, and he might not even play a ton early on. He needs to develop his body, and build in some offensive gears. It could take a couple of years before he's really ready to get a lot of playing time."

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