Overall Rank: #11
Position (Rank): Small Forward (#3)
High School: Melrose (Tennessee)
Evaluation: Thomas is an athletic wing player with no true position but is a nightmare to guard. He can post up smaller players but is also too quick and skilled for bigger defenders. He crashes the boards on both ends of the court and is great in transition. He also has a good mid-range game but can improve on his outside shooting. Thomas needs to get better defending bigger forwards down low as well. Improving his ball-handling would also make him nearly unguardable as well as getting better at shooting off the dribble. Look for him to be an impact player in his first year at Memphis.
Notes: Committed to Memphis in October, 2010
Awards: 2011 McDonald’s All American, 2011 Jordan Brand Classic Participant, 2011 Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year
Stats: Senior year– 21.8 ppg, 11.2 rpg and 1.4 blocks