LSU basketball coach Will Wade signs another top prospect in guard Cameron Thomas
BATON ROUGE — LSU basketball coach WIll Wade has just signed his fourth five-star prospect in his three seasons with the Tigers.
Cameron Thomas, the No. 10 shooting guard in the nation out of Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, and the No. 30 overall prospect, signed with the Tigers Monday in the early signing period. Thomas was recruited by Auburn, Connecticut, Kansas, Florida, North Carolina State and Wake Forest, among others.
The 6-foot-4 Thomas is averaging 32.5 points a game and is hitting 44 percent of his shots from 3-point range.
"Cameron Thomas is the best scorer in the country," Wade said in a LSU release. "He also has a great ability to make plays for others."
Thomas previously played at Oscar Smith High in Chesapeake, Virginia. He joins center Bradley Ezewiro, also from Oak Hill Academy, as an LSU signee. Ezewiro (6-8, 240) is the No. 29 center in the nation, according to Rivals.com. He previously played at Bishop Montgomery High in Torrance, California, and was recruited by Arizona State, USC, Georgia Tech, TCU, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.
Another early signee for the Tigers is No. 24-ranked point guard Jalen Cook (6-0, 180) of Walker High in Walker. Cook is the No. 109 prospect overall and was recruited by Arizona State.
Wade has the No. 19 class in the nation by Rivals.com.
Previous five-star prospects signed by Wade were 6-8 forward Trendon Watford of Birmingham, Alabama, who is a freshman this season, sophomore Emmitt Williams of Fort Myers, Florida, and center Naz Reid of Asbury Park, New Jersey, who left LSU after his freshman year last season.
The Tigers (2-1) host Maryland Baltimore County (4-0) at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the SEC Network. LSU defeated Nicholls State, 75-65, on Saturday.