Although his 6-foot-2, 170-pound body is still developing and in need of more strength, Dwight Thorne has as good a mind for the game as any other 2006 prospect. The combo guard from Martin High School in Arlington, Texas, excelled for the Dallas Pump N Run AAU program this summer and has the attention of several high majors out west.
"Dwight is getting serious interest from Texas A&M, Colorado, Arizona State and Rice among others," said Dallas Pump N Run coach Rodney Johnson.
A consummate team leader and skilled guard, Thorne needs to get physically stronger more than anything according to Coach Johnson.
"Dwight's strongest point is his knowledge of the game," said Johnson. "I haven't met to many kids at 15 years old that know the game as well as he does. Dwight is a great team player and does a good job at running a team.
"Dwight needs to get stronger in order to take body contact when he gets in the lane. It will also help him when kids push up on him defensively."
One certainty is that Thorne will only get better based on his solid attitude and work ethic.
"He's a great kid that works hard," said Johnson. "He's the type of kid that you want on your team. He's constantly working on his game. He will continue to improve and get stronger."