BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Florent Thamba

Class of 2018 power forward Florent Thamba of Grundy, Va., projects to be one of the best in the class. (Photo by Jon Lopez)

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(Photo by Jon Lopez)

Florent Thamba (Grundy, Va.), Mountain Mission HS
Height: 6’9″
Position: Center
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:


By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB Player Evaluations

Date: June 10, 2016
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Elite 100 Camp (St. Louis, Mo.)

Thamba lacks traditional height at the center position. That said, he is effective inside with his strength and reminds me of Theo John in that way. Thamba did hit a 15-footer here. Showing that range consistently would only add to his productivity.

Date: June 10, 2016
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike Elite 100 Camp (St. Louis, Mo.)

Thamba is a power forward who protects the rim and can score with her back to the basket. He has strong hands and can flush dunks over defenders.

 Highlights of Thamba courtesy of MMS Hoops



Staff-Pic-B-ClayBrandon Clay is the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. He also votes on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors Chairperson. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at

Coach Hemi-100-100Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB