Harvey Thomas put on quite a show last Sunday at the Central Missouri State JUCO Jamboree in Warrensburg, Mo.
The 6-9, 205 pound Thomas, who is now enrolled at Northeast Oklahoma A&M J.C. after a short stint at Daytona Beach C.C. in Florida, was a dominant force all day long for the Norsemen.
A highly skilled power forward from Virginia, Thomas left Georgetown University after his freshman year. He should be one of the top players in the junior college ranks this winter.
Thomas can play small on offense but has the size to play big on defense. Perhaps his versatility is his greatest asset. He can put it on the deck and shoot it quite well for a big man, although his lack of upper body strength can hurt him at times trying to finish underneath in traffic.
Earlier this fall, Thomas took an unofficial visit to Baylor University, according to NEO Head Coach Jason Turk. Turk said that UCLA, Arizona State, Kansas State and George Washington are also looking at Thomas this fall.
"He affects all aspects of the game," Turk said. "He can play several different positions -- he can defend, block shots and rebound the ball at both ends."
Turk said that Thomas won't take any more visits until after the end of the JUCO basketball season in March. He is expected to sign a national letter of intent in the spring, and Turk said that Thomas could graduate in the spring if he stays on top of his coursework in the classroom.