Valley High School (Las Vegas, NV) senior point guard Hank Thorns , fresh off an official visit to Virginia Tech, has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday, May 30th, at 3:00 p.m. Pacific time. At that time, he will announce his college intentions.
The 5-9 Thorns, a 3-year starter for head coach Brian Farnsworth, has received scholarship offers from Old Dominion and Virginia Tech, among others, and also received interest from the University of Virginia and Kentucky, among others. He made an official visit to Virginia earlier this month before heading to Blacksburg this past Thursday.
“I’m definitely looking forward to it,” Thorns said of his impending decision.
Of his recent official visit to Virginia Tech, Thorns, who was given a personal tour of the campus from head coach Seth Greenberg, said, “It was great. I felt at home with Coach Greenberg. The whole team is like a family.”
A two-time 1st-team all-state performer, Thorns averaged 27 points, 12.5 rebounds and close to seven assists per game in his senior season. Though he led Valley High School to over 80 wins in his time on the varsity squad, the tough and talented point guard was overlooked on the recruiting scene until the Las Vegas Spring Showcase in late April.
The Las Vegas Spring Showcase is an AAU tournament.
“The kid has had a tremendous spring AAU circuit,” Farnsworth said. “His recruitment took off late. He played against the Boo Williams AAU organization at a recent tournament. He single-handedly destroyed their team. He had 37 points against them.
“It gets me, because being out in Las Vegas is not good exposure for him. What he did against the Boo Williams squad he has been doing every night for us. When it comes down to it, Hank is the best senior point guard left in the nation.”
Wherever Thorns decides to go, he plans to play with a chip on his shoulder.
“I felt overlooked a lot,” Thorns said. “When I played against Boo Williams, people could see I could really play basketball. Even though we lost, it was a great experience.”
A full qualifier academically, Thorns plans on signing scholarship papers with the school of his choice on Wednesday. The scholarship papers are...
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