Cam Thomas sat on the bench for a total of six minutes in five games at EYBL Dallas.
He used the remaining 174 minutes to prove he’s arguably the best bucket-getter in the country.
Thomas launched an all-out attack on the nets at Drive Nation, putting up two 40-point outings en route to five-game session averages of 32.6 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Thomas dropped 42 against the Family and 41 against the Alabama Fusion - both wins - and he displayed an offensive game that is as refined as anyone his age.
“Cam is a three level scorer which is very unique these days,” said assistant coach Chad Myers. “Even though he has really shot the ball well from the three, he has the best middle game I have seen in a long time. He can score with floaters, step-backs and has a variety of other finishes.”
Thomas’ complete offensive arsenal was on display, and the ball rarely was touching the rim when it left his hands. He shot 34-for-37 from the free throw line, added 3.2 assists per game, and only turned the ball over eight times in five games. His aggressiveness is always on display, and he’s terrific at creating contact in the lane.
“(Cam) also does a great job of getting to the rim and the free throw line, which allows him to score in bunches and keep pressure on the defense,” Myers added.
Bri Lewerke, D1Circuit
Thomas spent the 2018-19 high school season learning under legendary head coach Steve Smith at Oak Hill Academy, and he shared a backcourt with Cole Anthony, three-year EYBL veteran and the top-ranked guard in the 2019 class. Thomas averaged 26.3 points alongside the UNC-bound Anthony, and his ability to score with efficiency has translated in a big way during his second season on the circuit.
He always carries a focused look on his face, and that’s because he’s prepared to beat toy at all times of the day.
“He is one of the most locked in players I have seen in high school with his attention to detail,” Oak Hill head coach Steve Smith said. “He is always in the gym early working on his game shots."
Thomas’ mentality is tied directly to his desire to compete, and that’s on display daily in the Oak Hill gymnasium.
“He takes pride in every shooting drill we do,” Smith said. “The kid really wants to be great and does everything to make it possible.”
Thomas has been nothing short of great through. 13 games, and his presence on the floor makes Boo Williams a viable contender against any squad in the country.
“Great kid with a tremendous work ethic,” Smith concluded. “Always working to improve on a daily basis. He wants to be great and knows hard work in the off season allows that to happen.”
|at Alabama Fusion (AL)||41||15||30||0.5||8||9||0.889||3||8||0.375||6||3||2||0|
|AOT Running Rebels (GA)||14||6||18||0.333||1||1||1||1||4||0.25||4||5||2||1|
|City Rocks (NY)||33||13||24||0.542||6||6||1||1||7||0.143||3||2||1||0|
|at The Family Detroit (MI)||42||13||23||0.565||12||13||0.923||4||9||0.444||4||3||3||4|