One of the top recruits in the class of 2015 is Elijah Thomas. He is listed at 6’9″ 250lbs and plays power forward for Prime Prep Academy out of Texas.
Here is one of his more recent mixtapes:
I’ve watched several of Thomas’s mixtapes and everytime he reminds me of Elton Brand. They both are the same height and build and it’s actually how scary their games mirror each other:
We all know what Brand has done in both college and the pros. In case you forgot…
- Consensus National Player of the Year
- Named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 50th Anniversary Basketball Team
- #1 Overall Pick by the Chicago Bulls
- NBA co-Rookie of the Year
- NBA All-Rookie First Team
- 2X NBA All-Star
- Earned nearly $150 million in his career
I think Duke would use Thomas similar to the way they used Brand.
Elijah Thomas is going to be a special player no matter where he goes. If he decides that Duke University is the place he would like to attend college, I think he has a great chance to achieve greatness not only at Duke, but in the NBA as well.
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