The recruiting process is over early for Hillcrest Prep Academy 6-foot-9 surging junior forward Dischon Thomas. After taking a visit this weekend to the University of Nevada, Thomas decided to end his college recruitment - pulling the trigger with one of the top mid-major plus programs in America.
After already receiving a verbal commitment recently from Hillcrest Prep 6-foot-11 senior post KJ Hymes, who will sign with Nevada later this month, Thomas is the next in line, as the 2019 prospect gave a verbal commitment to head coach Eric Musselman and his talented and experienced staff this weekend. Under Musselman's leadership, Nevada has become one of the top programs in the West, and also one of the hottest mid-major plus programs in the country. The program has always attracted top-rated talent in the country.
Thomas chose Nevada over offers from UC-Irvine, Cal State Northridge and San Francisco.
Thomas was just beginning to attract attention from numerous division-I college programs this summer, but he liked the idea of ending his college recruitment and focusing on his academics and development as a player. Thomas really developed over the past year, and is coming off a very good showing for himself this spring and summer while traveling on the EYBL 16U circuit with the Las Vegas Prospects (NV).
Thomas moved to the state of Arizona from North Carolina just two years ago. He is a versatile talent with a very bright future ahead of him. Thomas still has a lot of growth ahead of himself, and should develop very nicely over the next two years of high school. He will look to have a breakout junior season this year for Hillcrest's National Team on the Grind Circuit.
Congratulations to Thomas and his father Howard Thomas on his commitment, as well as the Hillcrest Prep program, led by Nick Weaver and Matt Allen.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Thomas is a talented prospect with a bright future ahead of him. A long and lengthy forward prospect that is just beginning to come into his own, and possesses excellent upside as a player. Thomas is a skilled combo-forward with a solid perimeter shooting stroke, and an ability to score inside and out. He has a good length of body and a nice wingspan and is still growing a great deal, which will help him a great deal over time. Thomas always seems to take good shots within the offense. An active rebounder and shotblocker also, Thomas utilizes his length to make plays - an excellent offensive rebounder. Thomas' wingspan also makes him a good shotblocker. He also has good timing as a shotblocker and changes shots of players around the paint. He should really improve in this area over time. He is a strong rebounder, especially on the offensive end where he is able to effectively rebound and get put-backs for his team. He runs the floor well and finishes strong in transition at the rim. Has extreme upside. A very good prospect for the future that will continue to develop.