As the 2013 AAU season winds down, many analysts start to focus on the class of 2015, and Blue Devil Nation Premium has a long tradition of introducing our members early to the prospects that everyone will soon be talking about. One of the players who caught my eye during the Nike Peach Jam is 6’8″, 235 pound Elijah Thomas, who plays for the Team Texas Elite AAU squad. Thomas is a space-eating big who has been impressing coaches and analysts alike, and he told BDN Premium that he is out to prove he’s one of the best players in the class of 2015. One good sign coming from the rising sophomore is that he has dropped a phenomenal 50 pounds in the past year; the drive, determination, and discipline needed to achieve that goal speaks very well for him.
Several schools are showing interest in the young big man, but Thomas says it’s early and that his recruitment is open. Thomas listed Duke (along with Texas and others) as one of the schools he’s followed, as he discusses in the latest BDN Premium interview offering. Thomas caught the eye of Duke [private] Coach Jeff Capel at the Peach Jam in Augusta, and is currently playing in Las Vegas, where fellow BDN Recruiting Analyst Andrew Slater is taking in all the action and providing up-to-the-minute reports to our members. Here’s the interview:
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