KUA Point Guard Makes Pick

New England Recruiting Report | Thursday, October 18th, 2012

KUA Point Guard Makes Pick

He’s originally from Silver Spring, Maryland and has spent the last three years in Meriden, New Hampshire.  Now Devon Thomas’ basketball journey is taking him to see another part of the country.  

Kimball Union Academy’s senior point guard made a verbal commitment to Missouri State on Thursday while on the school’s campus for an official visit.  

“Missouri State is getting a leader and a winner,” KUA head coach Mike Olson said.  “Devon was born to play point guard.  He has exceptional vision and a great feel for the game.  He is a very willing passer who others enjoy playing with.”

The timing appears to be just right as Missouri State will need to replace senior point guard Anthony Downing, who will be graduating this year.  Olson believes the Bears’ coaching staff found just the right guy to fill that void.   

“Paul Lusk is going to build a strong program,” he said of the second year coach, “and he has a key building block moving forward.”
Thomas earned honorable mention All New England in Class AA as a junior hile leading KUA to a 21-6 record and a quarterfinal appearance in the AA tournament, but took his recruitment to another level this summer beginning with a starring performance at session II of the Hoop Group Elite Camp and continuing throughout the rest of the summer with his Metro Boston squad.  

Ultimately, Thomas earned nearly 15 division I scholarship offers and continued to shine during the month of August when the Kimball Union team traveled to Europe for a series of international exhibition games.    

“Devon had a great summer playing with Metro Boston and on our team trip to Scotland and England,” Olson said.  “We expect a very strong season from him.”  

Here's a look at some of Thomas' highlights from the spring AAU season care of Ballas TV