Clemson recently made the top five for one of the finest basketball prospects in the 2024 class, and the Tigers are looking to host him before commitment time.
Little Rock (AR) forward Dallas Thomas placed Clemson among his top schools along with Arkansas, LSU, Missouri, and Memphis. Assistant coach Sean Dixon is spearheading the recruitment of the 6-9, 170-pound junior after the Tigers extended Thomas an offer back in March.
“I’ve been talking to Coach Dixon the most, just getting to know him and their program,” Thomas explains. “They’ve been telling me how they love my game and how I’ll fit in their system perfectly. They have a great program and I’ve been watching them since I was young.”
Thomas’ focus is now on his final five schools, and he is planning on taking a few visits before making an announcement.
“I just felt like those schools were great fits for me and recruiting me the hardest,” he said. “It was a lot of stress and pressure in the recruitment process, so trimming it down to five would take some of that off. Right now, I am only focused on those five. I’m planning on visiting Clemson, LSU, and Memphis soon, and then committing in July.”
Thomas’ size and skill make him a sought-after prospect, and the talented forward is looking for a program that can continue to grow his game.
“The biggest factor for me is development,” Thomas boasts. “I want to go somewhere that can develop me into a pro and take my game to the next level because that is my main goal. I’m also looking for a school that has a great brotherhood and family bond. I feel like being in that type of environment would help me grow and flourish on and off the court.”
What have college coaches liked most about Thomas during his recruitment?
“I feel like my versatility and being able to do everything on the court at a high level, and making the right plays consistently throughout the game is what the coaches love,” Thomas revealed. “My shooting ability and size are obviously the things they like about my game as well.”