Florida State Seminoles
- Year: Sophomore
As a Recruit: Thomas was recruited from Withrow International (Cincinnati, OH) class of 2011. He committed to Florida State on 9/21/2010.
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ON THOMAS: Considered to be a great athlete who can score at will because of his ability to slash to the basket and shoot well from long range...one of the toughest players to sign with Florida State during the 10-year tenure of head coach Leonard Hamilton...plays well under pressure as evidenced by his high scoring average late in games during his high school and prep school career...has an incredible ability to score the basketball and an amazing ability to create his own shots because of his athletic ability...originally signed with Florida State and head coach Leonard Hamilton in November of 2010 and reaffirmed his commitment to play for the Seminoles during his one season at Brewster Academy...ranked as the No. 13 shooting guard in the nation according to Rivals.com following his post-graduate season at Brewster Academy...the 71st best overall player in the nation following his senior season at Cincinnati Withrow according to Rivals.com...also a standout player for the Queen City Prophets...scored 28 points to lead the Prophets over the Indiana Select AAU team, 81-70, on May 13, 2010..scored 38 points for the Prophets against the New York Gauchos at the AAU Super Showcase in Orlando in July of 2010...
AT BREWSTER ACADEMY (2012): Graduated from Brewster Academy in 2012...led Brewster to the No. 1 national ranking by Sports Illustrated in 2012...averaged 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game in his only season at Brewster...led the Bobcats to a 32-1 record and the national championship...the national championship was decided on the court at the National Prep Tournament... scored 19 points in a 78-74 victory over Notre Dame Prep in the quarterfinals of the National Prep Tournament in March of 2012...led Brewster to the National Prep Tournament Championship with an 87-76 win over Hargrave Military Academy... best performance of the season came as he scored a game high 23 points to lead Brewster over the Tilton School in a game that was nationally televised by ESPN...Brewster won, 57-53, in the game which was played at Springfield College...sealed the win with a steal with 13 seconds remaining in the game that led directly to a Brewster basket and an insurmountable 55-51 advantage...scored 19 points as Brewster defeated Noel and Tilton for a third time and completed the three game sweep of the Bobcats in late February...Tilton was led by Nerlens Noel who was considered to be one of the nation's top recruits...Noel is currently a freshman at Kentucky...scored his prep school career high of 36 points against No. 22 Notre Dame Prep during the regular season...named to the 2012 Hoophall Classic All-Tournament Team in leading Brewster to the team championship...earned All Northeast Prep School Athletic Conference Second-Team Honors in leading Brewster to the Lakes Region League Championship in 2012...was one of seven Division I signees from Brewster in 2012...Brewster is located in Wolfeboro, N.H...
AT WITHROW: Graduated from Cincinnati's Withrow High School in 2011...averaged a team leading 22.0 points per game as a senior...earned All-Southwest District Second Team honors...A Division I All-Area First Team selection as a senior by the Cincinnati Enquirer...a finalist for the Mr. Basketball Honors in the State of Ohio...led Withrow to the District Championship with a game-high 25 points in an 80-70 win over Troy...a double double of 24 points and 10 rebounds in a 48-35 playoff win over Harrsion...totaled a double double of 30 points, 10 rebounds and four assists as Withrow defeated Detroit Pershing, 83-71, in the Motor City Roundball Classic...scored 23 points to lead Withrow over Michigan East Grand Rapids for their second straight win in the Motor City Roundball Classic...named to the All-Tournament team at the Flyin' To The Hoop Classic in Dayton, Ohio in January of 2011...led Withrow to the state playoffs where they fell to Moeller High School...
AT AIKEN: Attended Cincinnati's Aiken High School as a junior...averaged 22.1 points and 7.3 rebounds and was named the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a junior...the No. 1 ranked player in the city of Cincinnati by Hoopniks.com...was Aiken's leading scorer...an All-Area First Team selection as a junior by the Cincinnati Enquirer...shot 56 percent from the field, 82 percent from the free throw line and scored 30 points or more in four different games...ranked second in the city of Cincinnati in scoring and led his team to the state tournament...averaged 15.0 points scored per game as a sophomore at Western Hills High School in Cincinnati...totaled 28 points in a single game in the 2010 adidas May Classic.
PERSONAL: Born December 3, 1991...Aaron is the son of Katrina Thomas and Dion McBride...his AAU coach, Ozzie Davis, is a very important mentor in his life...named a John Brewster Scholar during every grading period during his year at Brewster...the honor of being named a Brewster Scholar is the highest academic recognition a student at Brewster can achieve...selected Florida State over Ohio State, Clemson, Nebraska, Purdue, Cincinnati, Georgia and Louisville...
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