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Charlie Thomas (Photo credit: Jen Rynda/The Baltimore Sun)

Class

Position

Height

Weight

2015

PF

6'7"

225 lb

School

AAU

Clarksville (MD) River Hill HS

DC Premier

Rankings Rankings

Rivals: (PF)
Scout: (PF)
ESPN: 78 (#42 PF)
24/7: 83 (#76 PF / #313 overall)
DMV Elite: #11 player in 2015 for DC-Maryland-Virginia Green_arrowup_medium

Last updated: April 23, 2015
Previous Rankings: 3-star/78 (#41 PF) > 75 (#53); 3-star/83 NR PF by 24/7; #37 > #40 in area by DMVElite.com
Rankings at time of commitment: 3-star (0.8271) by 24/7 Composite, #71 PF/#286 overall/#8 in MD; 3-star by Rivals, Scout & ESPN; #37 in DMV

Honors Honors

2015 Howard County Player of the Year (Baltimore Sun)
2014 Honorable Mention All-Metro (Washington Post)

Statistics Statistics

2014-15: 23.2 ppg, 11.2 rpg | Senior (River Hill)
2014: 4.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg | UA Association
2013-14: 20.2 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 2.1 bpg, 71.3% FT | Junior (River Hill)

Signed LOI Signed National Letter of Intent

Signed on November 12, 2014
Badgers sign three for Class of 2015 (UWBadgers.com)

Verbally committed on October 14, 2014
Maryland PF Charlie Thomas commits for 2015 class (B5Q)
Wisconsin lands Charlie Thomas (BadgerNation.com)
River Hills' Thomas commits to play men's basketball at Wisconsin (Baltimore Sun)
UW receives commitment from power forward Charlie Thomas (Journal Sentinel)

With Vanderbilt, DePaul and Rutgers the only big players courting Charles Thomas IV, Wisconsin made a big enough impression to get Charlie to make an official visit on Sept. 20 without yet offering the senior forward. Thomas' stock was somewhat stunted by a back injury in the summer after his sophomore season that limited his exposure on the AAU scene. Plenty of low to mid-major schools out east made his final list, but common sentiment was Thomas would jump on a UW offer if it came. While on his visit, Thomas did receive the offer, but didn't snap it up immediately.

After taking official visits to Rutgers and then DePaul to open the month of October, Thomas finally placed the call to Bo Ryan to make his verbal commitment. Credit Lamont Paris for doing the heavy lifting on this recruitment that breaks into new territory in the greater Baltimore-D.C. area. Thomas cited the family atmosphere, his chemistry with Coach Ryan and fit with Wisconsin's system as reasons why he chose the Badgers.

Thomas will need to work on becoming more aggressive offensively, but he is a smart player. Currently Thomas is viewed as more of a lunch pail, utility-type at the next level despite averaging over 20 ppg as a junior (and dropping a school-record 46 points early in his senior season). Still he may need time to adjust to the next level of competition. However, the kid has good genes -- his father, Charles Thomas III, played collegiately for Wake Forest and New Mexico.

Press Clippings Recent Press

Related articles on Bucky's 5th Quarter >>

2015
04.01: River Hill's Thomas leaves behind legacy as Howard County boys basketball Player of Year (Baltimore Sun)
03.10: Centennial boys basketball wins regional title over River Hill at the buzzer (Baltimore Sun)
03.07: River Hill boys basketball edges Reservoir in 3A East semifinals (Baltimore Sun)
02.10: River Hill boys basketball rides Thomas to win over Reservoir (Baltimore Sun)
02.03: River Hill boys basketball outlasts Mt. Hebron, 79-75, in double overtime (Baltimore Sun)

2014
12.22: Calvert Hall boys basketball pulls away from Oakland Mills, 84-68 (Baltimore Sun)
11.11: For River Hill's Thomas, and other signees, it's about finding right fit (Baltimore Sun)
10.15: 2015 PF Charlie Thomas Talks Wisconsin Commitment (NY2LA Sports)
07.27: DC Premier earns Las Vegas Fab 48 title (Review-Journal)
01.17: Inconsistent Douglass loses to River Hill (The Enquirer Gazette)
01.09: Ndiaye, OM Edge Thomas, River Hill In HoCo Showdown (DMVElite.com)

2013
12.14: River Hill boys basketball outlasts Reservoir, 55-53 (Baltimore Sun)
12.13: Thomas takes over to lead River Hill boys basketball past Centennial (Baltimore Sun)

Multimedia Audio / Video

Highlights: Charlie Thomas' highlights vs. Atholton High School - MaxPreps (01.16.15)
Interview: 2014 Reebok Breakout Interviews - DMVelite.com (07.17.14)
Game: River Hill vs Roosevelt 30 Jan 12 1st Quarter (01.30.12)

More Info Additional Info

2014-15 Schedule | Baltimore Sun | Washington Post

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