IT’S OFFICIAL: 4-star PF Elijah Thomas has committed to Texas A&M. He is the fourth 4-star in A&M’s 2015 class. pic.twitter.com/Xavq0b837d— TexAgs (@TexAgs) October 21, 2014
Gig 'em— Billy Kennedy (@Coach_Kennedy) October 21, 2014
The national Top-30 big man announced his pledge to Billy Kennedy and Texas A&M Basketball today over LSU, Oklahoma State, Illinois, and SMU. The 6’9" Power Forward is an instant-impact type of player for the Aggies. Thomas is the fourth commitment for the Aggies in the 2015 class, and the fourth win for the Aggie staff over traditional power programs in college basketball. The Aggies now have 4 of the top 6 players in the state of Texas committed.
Thomas is an absolute monster for defenders to deal with in the paint. While his size and strength are absolutely high points for him, his greatest yet likely most overlooked strength is his ability to play on either side of the paint. That skill opens up the offensive scheme in a big way for coaches, and is something that has plagued the Aggies for more than a few years now. His size and strength make him tough to cover with a man defense, and being able to play on either side of the paint makes him a true threat in the paint if teams show a zone against the Aggies. For you basketball fans that think the three point line ruined the game, you’ll love the way Thomas plays. He’s your prototype back-to-the-basket big man that will blow by defenders with his spin moves and shoulder fakes.
Elijah Thomas committed to Texas A&M. One day, Illini fans, one day..— Alex Roux (@aroux94) October 21, 2014
#LSU loses out on basketball target Elijah Thomas to Texas A&M.— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) October 21, 2014
Not even joking, Texas A&M has a basketball team? RT @IllinoisLoyalty: Elijah Thomas commits to Texas A&M— Jeff (@jjhparker) October 21, 2014
Considered a #basketballschool tweet after Elijah Thomas's commitment, but just seemed mean-spirited. I might not be built for Twitter.— Dawg Sports (@dawgsports) October 21, 2014
2015 PF Elijah Thomas (@edotcash) has committed to Texas A&M…the Aggies’ 2015 class is UNBELIEVABLE.— NextUpRecruits.com (@NextUpRecruits) October 21, 2014