Memphis Gets the Ultimate Prize



As one of the top players not only in Tennessee but in the entire nation, Adonis Thomas (Melrose) has been hounded as to when and where he was going to make his college decision.


That came to light, yesterday afternoon as the 6'7 wunderkind, decided to stay in his hometown and play for second year mentor Josh Pastner and the Tigers of Memphis.


This marks the second straight year the state's top player chose to become a Tiger, if you will recall Joe Jackson also chose Memphis last season.


Thomas, who was a Mr. Basketball finalist in Class AAA last season, leads another healthy group of players, as Melrose will defend their Class AAA state crown against all comers this season.


One of the most decorated players in the past few season, Thomas was a consensus Top 10 player nationally and a sure fire McDonald's All-American candidate after the conclusion of this year.


Thomas chose Memphis over Tennessee, Florida, Arkansas and UCLA.


Thomas, who played his summer ball with the vaunted Memphis Magic, also found time to help lead Team USA to the FIBA World Basketball Championships this past summer in Germany.


Thomas becomes the 15th member of the Class of 2010 in Tennessee to give his commitment to a D1 school and will now be able to concentrate on leading the Golden Wildcats to another state title in March.