Another member of Arizona's talented 2022 Class is now off the board and headed to a Division-I program, as Skyline Prep's talented 6-foot-5, 185-pound senior wing Dorell Thomas has given a verbal pledge after taking an official recruiting visit to the University of Montana. Head Coach Travis DeCuire and his basketball staff made their commitment to Thomas in a year where many Division-I programs are pursuing transfers, which proves they found their man in Thomas.
Thomas, a native of North Carolina and the younger brother of Colorado State standout performer Dischon Thomas, was a very heralded prospect early on in his recruiting process - receiving offers from such programs as Wyoming and UC-Santa Barbara as a freshman at Hillcrest Prep. Thomas also was named the Most Valuable Player of the Junior Adidas Gauntlet during the spring of his freshman year.
As a junior, Thomas decided to change programs and landed at Skyline Prep with his father Howard Thomas, who became the Head Coach at the program. Many college programs then missed on Thomas and his college recruitment never reached the heights it had early on, although he was well deserving and a true talent. While an underrated prospect, Thomas soared well below the recruiting radar.
Thomas is an electric guard prospect with an advanced ability to score the basketball and a nice shooting stroke. He has an excellent handle of the basketball and a knack for slashing and scoring the basketball in the open floor. He is a pure scorer and also a slick ball handler and defender that plays passing lanes. He has very good size and length and is still growing. He will be a very nice fit with a Montana program that has a good culture and system for their players.
Congratulations to the Thomas family on this nice accomplishment, and good luck to Thomas in his future in the collegiate ranks from our staff.