In today’s player profile, we will take a look at 5’8 2019 SG J.C. Tharrington of the QCAA AAU program. Tharrington is an excellent student athlete that does things the right way. He has a strong work ethic on and off the court, but has a strong basketball pedigree that is intriguing. Let’s get to know the promising young prospect.
J.C. is a dynamic shooter of the basketball with excellent mechanics and range beyond the 3-point line. J.C.’s shooting range will extend further as he develops physically. J.C. has a strong basketball pedigree, as his mother, grandfather and uncle all played at either the collegiate or professional level. J.C.’s mother played basketball at the collegiate level as a point guard and shooting guard at N.C. State University, leading her team in 3 point shooting. J.C.’s grandfather played professional basketball in both the NBA and ABA, finishing as one of the career leaders from 3-point range in the ABA, and setting the ABA scoring record for a quarter with 27 points (a feat he accomplished twice). J.C.’s uncle also played collegiately at Drexel University, finishing as the NCAA Division I assists leader in 1990. In addition to his shooting ability, J.C. has great court vision, solid ball handling skills and a high basketball IQ. When he is not looking to score, he is looking to get his teammates involved. J.C. is a great teammate on and off the court. J.C.’s passion for the game coupled with his pursuit of excellence both on and off the court, perfectly positions him to being an accomplished and well-rounded player.
J.C. also excels in the classroom, earning mostly A’s and is currently taking a high school level honors math class in middle school. He recognizes academics as the essential key to his success, and is committed to being successful in his academic endeavors. He accepts responsibility for his personal development and is dedicated and driven to continuously improve his standing as a student athlete.
NC Phenom 150 Camp Evaluation: J.C. is an outstanding perimeter shooter. His technique is textbook and will become one of the top shooters for his class. With his pedigree, there is no question you will be hearing more about this young prospect in years to come. He has an excellent understanding of the game and his basketball IQ is advanced for his age/grade. More importantly, J.C. is a team player and doesn’t force shots or try to create shots just to score. He takes shots within the framework of the game. He is highly efficient from the 3-point line and is a lethal offensive shooter. It’s going to be fun to watch and monitor his progress and development over the course of his career.
AAU Coach’s Review:
J.C. is a coach’s dream. He does everything asked of him on the basketball court.
He has a tremendous feel for shooting the basketball. I’ve seen him win several games on last-second shots. I also, watched him make 9 straight threes without a miss. He passes the ball with good accuracy and gets his teammates involved. I think he’s on track to become a collegiate basketball player. Nicknamed “The Wig” because of his great head of hair, J.C. is very popular among his teammates.
Although his shooting is deadly, he has developed a complete arsenal of scoring the basketball.
J.C comes from a tight-knit family and recognizes his family as a critical element to his current and continued success. He enjoys spending time with his family on various outings and vacations. He is very close to his parents and extended family many of which frequently attend games to support his efforts. In his spare time, J.C. spends countless hours working on his game. J.C. also participates in training classes to improve his strength, agility and conditioning. Like most teens, J.C. enjoys socializing with his friends and supports them by attending many of their various sporting events. J.C. is also an avid sports fan, and enjoys attending Panthers and Bobcats when he has the opportunity. J.C. has participated in various community service projects through school and church to assist homeless and underprivileged communities in Charlotte.