Devon Thomas is a 5’11 guard from Silver Springs, MD who runs the show for Kimball Union Academy(NH) during the school year and Metro Boston on the AAU circuit. Thomas is not a well known player in the classof 2013 outside of New England but all thats starting to change.
Thomas who holds one Division 1 scholarship offer at this time from Bryant University has recently seen his recruitment pick up steam. Devon is receing intere from A-10, America East, Ivy and NEC schools. High major schools such as Pitt,Virginia, Maryland and Duke have all expressed interest in the lead guard as of late. But for Thomas he knows that this is only the beginning.
“I’m so proud of all the attention i’m getting, it is a big surprise to me” said a humble Thomas.
“Well my plans to get better are to continue working hard on the court, put up a lot of shots to make my jump shot consistent,” said the All NEPSACC AA Honorable Mention player. “I workout everyday with my mentor Shawn Thompson and do conditioning on my own every other day.”
Being a lightning quick guard in the open court makes it hard for defenders to contain Thomas. “My greatest strength will have to be my speed with the ball, my weakness will have to be my pull up jump shot”
During the 2nd leg of the AAU season big things are expected from Thomas.
“Devon is a great leader, plays with high energy and elevates his teammates,” said Metro Boston Coach Didier Dinh.”Expect a breakout summer from him and will lead our team beyon expectations.”
Metro Boston has seen its fair share of guard come through the program and how does Devon measure to those before him.
“Coach Oscar Lopez often compare him to one of our former point guard at Uconn, Shabazz Napier” said Program Director and Head Coach Mo Vasquez “The only difference is his jumpshot is not as good as Shabazz but is real good for a point guard.”
Coach Vasquez goes on to add “He is a great leader, teammate and a winner.”
Thomas credits his family for helping him get to this point
“Im just thankful for everything and i just want to thank my parents and the people who helped me become the basketball player i am today.”
We’ll be following up with this story as Devon’s recruitment continues to Blossom