TJ Thomas Signs with the Redhawks
Southeast Missouri received its fourth commitment of the spring when forward Tyrell “TJ” Thomas signed with the men’s basketball program Friday.
A native of Chicago, Ill., Thomas brings more size and athleticism to the frontcourt. He stands at 6-7, 200 and comes to Southeast from Tucker High School in Atlanta, Ga.
“We are extremely excited to have TJ join our basketball family,” said Southeast head coach Dickey Nutt. “TJ has the potential to be a very good player at the major college level. He has all the qualities that we are looking for on and off the court. He is very athletic and has the ability to score inside and out along with his shot blocking capabilities. He is an exciting young freshman that has a chance to develop over the next four years.”
Thomas averaged 13 points, 11 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game as a senior. He led the Tucker High School in blocks and ranked second in rebounds en route to garnering All-Region honors.
Prior to that, Thomas spent his sophomore and junior seasons at Parkview High School in Lilburn, Ga., and played his freshman campaign at Stevenson High.
Murray State, Tulane, Gardner-Webb, Kennesaw State and Mercer were some other schools that recruited Thomas.
He joins forwards Aaron Adeoye (6-7, 237, Marion, Ill.) and David Williams (6-6, 205, Jacksonville, Fla.), and guard Marcus Wallace (6-1, 175, Little Rock, Ark.) in 2014-15.
From: SEMO media relations