BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Lance Thomas

Class of 2017 forward Lance Thomas of Norcross, Georgia, is a physical force who is only getting better. Photo cred - Ty Freeman/@OntheRadarHoops

Class of 2017 forward Lance Thomas of Norcross, Georgia, is a physical force who is only getting better. Photo cred – Ty Freeman/@OntheRadarHoops

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Photo: Ty Freeman

Photo: Ty Freeman

Lance Thomas (Norcross, Georgia), Norcross HS / Team United
Height: 6’10”
Position: Power Forward
Committed College: Louisville
Star Grade:



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By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB Player Evaluations

Date: May 24, 2016
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike EYBL Session IV (Suwanee, Ga.)

Thomas is a big body in the middle who could potentially play either post spot. He’s averaging solid numbers: 9.1 points, 4.8 rebounds per in 16 EYBL games. He will battle on the inside though not as polished as the elite tier of posts in EYBL play.

Date: March 15, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: The Preview (Marietta, Ga.)

Thomas showed bounce and length in this eval. He stepped out and hit the 3-pointer. On the defensive end, Thomas contested and blocked James Banks multiple times.

Date: September 20, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: On the Radar Hoops Fall Showcase (Duluth, Ga.)

Thomas proved to be the player who is most likely to make the biggest splash in the state of Georgia in the sophomore. At 6-7 Thomas played with the ball in his hands a fair amount of time and made the plays that you would expect from a lead handler. Thomas still projects as a bigger wing long-term and showed those wing play-making skills at the Georgia Challenge. His ability to get shots off in the mid-range appears to be his greatest strength at the moment. He has great ‘shake’ with his footwork to shoot over smaller defenders. While he also has the explosion to get to the rim around slower opponents. Thomas recently picked up an offer from Kennesaw State and is poised to pick up even more with this skill set.

Highlights of Thomas  courtesy of The Hoops Column




Brandon 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 [email protected]

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 involed in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at [email protected] and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB