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Charlotte, NC–Three Canadians made history in early February, after being selected to the prestigous Jordan Brand Classic All-star game along with the McDonalds All-American game in Myck Kabongo, Khem Birch and Kyle Wiljer.
Now, NPH #3-ranked Kevin Thomas (Class of 2011) has been selected to the Jordan Brand Regional All-Star game, where KT will take the floor among the most talented players in the state of North Carolina.
This year’s Regional teams are being regarded as one of the most talented rosters to ever be composed in the event’s 10-year history!
Thomas’ Head Coach at Christian Fatih Centre Academy (CFCA), Ro Russell speaks on the accolade that Kevin has reached.
“It’s a big achievement…first Myck [Kabongo] a Jordan Brand Classic All-American then KT being a regional all-star…he has loads of talent, and a great kid.”
Thomas began his high school career in Canada where he played at Pickering High in Ajax, Ontario. At that time, he was a very thin post player that relied on playing with his back to the basket. If you take a look at his current repertoire, one will notice his greatly improved scoring versatiliy.
“He has really developed into a versatile combo forward who can play five positions in high school and probably three in college,” explained Russell.
“He has put in work on his body, (currently 205 Lbs) and is a top-100 player (North America) in the 2011 class,” continued Russell, who has played an integral role in the emergence of Kevin thomas as he is also his AAU coach on Grassroots Canada.
Thomas is still an unsigned senior, that will immediately make an impact as a freshman, wherever he chooses to commit. He is being heavily recruited by Wake Forest, NC State, Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Charlotte, Missouri, among others.
Stay tuned on the NPH ticker for his commitment!
The East Team will include Deuce Bello (Westchester Country Day/High Point, NC), Bishop Daniels (Word of God Academy/Raleigh, NC), Jerome Seagears (Flora MacDonald Academy/Red Springs, NC), Anthony Stitt (Butler/Matthews, NC), Kevin Thomas (Christian Faith Center Academy/Creedmoor, NC), Mike Thorne (Trinity Christian/Fayetteville, NC), Joseph Uchebo (Word of God Academy/Raleigh, NC), Dezmine Wells (Hargrave Military Academy/Chatham, VA), Terrence Williams (West Mecklenburg/Charlotte, NC) and Chris Wilson (Terry Sanford/Fayetteville, NC). The East Team will be coached by Bill Boyette (Terry Sanford/Fayetteville, NC) and Wells Gulledge (Kinston/Kinston, NC).
The West Team will feature Paris Campbell-Roberts (United Faith Christian Academy/Charlotte, NC), Jacoby Davis (West Charlotte/Charlotte, NC), Anthony Gill (Charlotte Christian School/Charlotte, NC), Donta Harper (South Central/Winterville, NC), Demarcus Harrison (Christ School/Arden, NC), Marshall Plumlee (Christ School/Arden, NC), Marquis Rankin (Hargrave Military Academy/Chatham, NC), Jackson Simmons (Smoky Mountain/Sylva, NC), Bernard Sullivan (Davidson Day School/Davidson, NC) and Terry Whisnant (Cherryville/Cherryville, NC). The West Team will be coached by Andy Muse (Mount Tabor/Winston-Salem, NC) and Will Robinson (Vance/Charlotte, NC).