Player: Fred (Nick) Thomas IV
Class: 2019
Height/Weight: 6'1/145 pounds
High School: Tabb High School,
GPA: 4.2

High School Statistics: 13.9ppg, 3.0apg, 2.5spg

Travel Ball Club Name: Hard2Guard – Lamont Strothers

From the Phenom Hoop Report 'Stay Positive Showcase' Coach Antonio Threadgill:

Fred Thomas 15U LT3/H2G 2020 6'0 Thomas is an athletic combo guard with a very tight handle. The strongest part of his game is his midrange game right now. He is working now to become a better three-point shooter that will pay dividends in help with spacing the floor for his team. He has such a good motor and come away with lots of 50/50 balls to give his team more possessions.

AAU Coach Evaluation:
Nick has a very high basketball IQ with grade athleticism. He has worked to become very consistent behind the arc, is a very good ball handler, has added range to his 3 point shot and can multitask as a point guard or a shooting guard. With a very quick first step, Nick has the ability to create his own shot as well as for others. He is almost unstoppable on the 1 to 2 dribble pull up jump shot. Each time out, he takes pride in defending the team's best guards and limits their opportunities with his quick hands and lateral movement. As a junior at Tabb High School, Nick is resting on a 4.2 – 4.4 GPA, which has sparked the interest in several Ivy League programs. Wherever Nick ends up in college, he will be a tremendous asset to that program, on and off the court! – Coach Lamont Strothers, Head Coach VA Hard2Guard

Coach Frank says:
Nick is long, extremely athletic and quick! He has very good skills and a high IQ, has a great motor and doesn't mind getting on the floor for loose balls or battling bigger players inside for rebounds. Nick has a tight handle and great quickness and is very good attacking the basket off the bounce where he explodes into space and finishes at the rim using his long frame to navigate traffic and slice through defenses. Perhaps most impressive is his quick hands and feet and his ability to change speeds. Nick can drive his defender then abruptly pull up into a silky smooth mid range jumper that he converts at an impressive rate. He can also knock down the three point basket and is improving his shot consistency from deep. Nick can play either guard position complimenting his ability to score from all levels with a shifty playmaking style, very good vision and strong leadership skills. He has a great motor and sprints up and down the floor looking to make plays on both ends. Nick is a lockdown defender and also tips a lot of passes. He has great anticipation and quickness that also makes him an off ball defensive threat. Nick is a fast rising prospect and is on the verge of becoming a household name throughout the state. He will attract interest from D2 coaches for certain and perhaps LM colleges as his high school career progresses.