Cameron Thomas made his announcement on Thursday of his intentions to signal with an agent and formally order for the NBA draft after one season at LSU.
Thomas posted his announcement on social media post with the caption, “Subsequent chapter #24out and #RIPKobe.”
NEXT CHAPTER💜💛 #24out #RipKobe pic.twitter.com/1oQqaGTvU7
— Cameron (@24_camthomas) April 15, 2021
Thomas, led all Division 1 freshmen in scoring final season with 23 facets a game while helping LSU attain to the finals of the SEC Tournament and the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament. He joins Trae Young, Markelle Fultz, Michael Beasley, and Kevin Durant as the handiest college freshmen to moderate no longer lower than 23 facets per game for a fundamental college since 1992-93.
His accomplishments accept as true with been intensive in his rapid college profession. Thomas used to be first-crew All-Southeastern Conference, All-SEC Freshman, the US Currently SEC Newcomer of the one year, and USA Currently 2nd-crew All-American, besides receiving Associated Press All-The United States proper mention.
He completed his profession having the 13th-top scoring moderate in LSU historical past and the fourth-top moderate for a freshman. The three avid gamers who accept as true with averaged more in their first season consist of the unhurried “Pistol” Pete Maravich with 43.8 ppg in 1968, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (then Chris Jackson) with 30.2 ppg in 1989, and Bob Pettit with 25.5 ppg in 1952.
Cam Johnson’s inclusion within the NBA Draft used to be no real surprise. Attributable to the NCAA’s investigations into allegations of rotten recruiting ways by LSU’s head coach Will Wade, he’s primarily the most well-liked of several LSU avid gamers to order for the Draft.
Johnson joins teammates, Javonte Trim, Darius Days, and Trendon Watford out the door. Days is the handiest one who did no longer specify that he used to be hiring an agent. Gamers who walk undrafted and accept as true with college eligibility perfect would possibly perhaps well maybe also return to their college teams, but handiest if they cease any relationships with brokers, and if their prior dealings with brokers did no longer violate NCAA restrictions.
Thomas is projected to be a first-round consume on draft night. His strengths are his ability to place his accept as true with shot, taking the ball to the basket, and ending, while finding a ability to salvage to the free-throw line.