Boy's head basketball coach Louis Wilson told us today that his star player,
Sheray Thomas, a 6-8, 220-pound forward from Riverdale Baptist in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, has a leader in his recruiting process. "Sheray has already visited Virginia and had a great time there," Wilson said. "So Virginia leads right now."
But there is a big obstacle in the way of Sheray's possible verbal commitment to Pete Gillen and his staff. The obstacle is Kentucky. "He is going to visit Kentucky and possibly make a decision," Wilson said. "I don't think he will take any more visits. You never know. But it looks like he might make up his mind after the Kentucky trip."
Thomas previously said he was also considering Richmond, Connecticut, Syracuse, and West Virginia. But UCONN and Syracuse haven't made enough of an effort to convince Thomas he would consider them seriously in the future.
RivalsHoops.com watched Sheray play at the St. James Invitational in February and the Southern Invitational last Spring. Thomas performed well. He showed he has a nice medium range game and a soft touch. It was during this time Thomas first had a chance to see the Virginia campus. Potentially, Thomas is a top 100 player. Thomas showed he has some offensive skills that could allow him to be a combo forward on the college level. If his perimeter games extends even further out near the three-point line, he could play the three slot.