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A couple of prospects emerge every July. Some have their recruits take off right away, while others have to wait for the recruiting process to develop. Kevin Thomas, a native of Canada, is one of the guys that had his recruitment slowly take off, following a strong showing with Grassroots Canada in July. Ro Russell, who is his AAU coach and high school coach at Creedmoor (N.C.) Christian Faith Center Academy, compared his game to a current Los Angeles Laker. "He's like a Lamar Odom type because he does so many different things for us," Russell said. "He helps bring the ball up, he posts up, he blocks shots, he rebounds, he can shoot and he can attack the basket. He does so many different things." According to Russell, in CFCA's games against Raleigh (N.C.) Upper Room Christian the 6-foot-7, 200-pound versatile forward went for 20 points and 17 rebounds. At this point Thomas holds scholarship offers from Wake Forest, Texas, Arkansas, Seton Hall, Oregon, Temple, Charlotte and VCU. North Carolina State, Connecticut, Miami and Seton Hall are also involved. "It's moving along," Russell said of his recruitment. "He's going to take a couple of visits when he gets his score back in the next week or two. He's going to take a couple of visits and see what's up." Thomas won't be signing in the early signing period, which ends on November 17th. "He's going to commit sometime in the next couple of months and then sign in the spring," Russell said. The next step for Thomas is to take a couple of visits. He has already unofficially visited Wake Forest and N.C. State. "He wants to check out Texas," Russell told Scout.com. "He also likes Arkansas. Oregon too, they offered, so he might want to go to Oregon as well. "He wants to check out the different schools, go to some game and talk to the coaches," he added. Thomas is currently rated as a three-star prospect on Scout.com.
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