Slowly but surely, the offers keep trickling in for Millwood basketball player Deandre Thomas. Few weeks after receiving an offer from Massachusetts, Thomas has picked up his ninth and tenth Division I offer.
Thomas made the announcement via twitter.
@DreGThomas: “Humbled and Honored to receive my 9th Division 1 offer from James Madison University #godukes”
@DreGThomas: “Humbled and Honored to receive my 10th Division 1 offer from Elon University #gophoenixs”
The 6-4, 175 pound guard played the beginning of his high school career at Benedictine, before transferring to Millwood. His skills helped the team to a 13-13 record this past season.
Located in Harrisonburg, JMU is in the CAA conference and they are led by 2nd year coach Louis Rowe. Rowe took over the program and helped the Dukes to a 10-23 record. Though winning 10 games, the Dukes would win 7 of those in conference play showing they are competitive against rivals. As for Elon, they are located in Elon, North Carolina. Just like the JMU, they compete in the CAA and are led by 9th year coach Matt Matheny. Matheny would improv his wins total this year by two going 18-14 winning ten in conference play.
With still a year left in his high school career, Thomas has built an impressive portfolio. Ten division one offers and likely more to come, the decision will not be an easy one.
¨My recruiting is going well, I’m blessed to have options from some great colleges¨ said Thomas. ¨I’m not taking this opportunity lightly, this will be a hard decision to make.
Previous to James Madison and Elon, UMES, Samford, Mount St. Mary’s, St. Francis, ODU, Eastern Tennessee State, William and Mary and Massachusetts offered Thomas.
Millwood Coach Brandon Jones loves Thomas versatility.
“He can guard multiple positions, and score from multiple positions on the floor all while making his teammates better, he has range out to the 3-point line, and is a great rebounder from the guard position.”