Cameron Thomas is a freshman shooting guard at LSU. Thomas, who is 6’4, is one of the best scorers in the nation, averaging 22.8 points per game. His offensive abilities are receiving quite a bit of attention and praise, and have been for years. Thomas has carried his reputation of being a high-volume scorer throughout his high school career.
At his best, the LSU guard is a pure, high volume scorer, making him one of best scorers in college. His skills have translated very well from the high school level to the college level, and Thomas is only growing his game. Thomas can score from pretty much any situation, and is great at getting to the line, where he is a 90% free throw shooter. It’s safe to say Thomas is one of, if not the best freshman scorers in the nation.
While Thomas excels at scoring on all levels, his game is far from flawless. Thomas doesn’t make much of an impact elsewhere, and needs to become a more well rounded player who passes, rebounds, and defends. His shooting percentages need some improvement, as he shoots 40% from the field and 30% from deep. Thomas could improve these percentages if he can have better shot selection. Defensively, Thomas is not the most disciplined defender. Thomas isn’t very alert, cheats a lot, and isn’t very involved. Thomas is also slightly undersized, but makes up for it with his high motor and athleticism.
As for his stock, things only continue to grow for Thomas. The volume scoring, as mentioned above, will definitely find him a NBA home sooner rather than later. Thomas would bring a high upside to wherever he lands. He’s already shown that he can translate his volume scoring from high school to the college level, which makes him an attractive prospect. He is currently projected to go in the mid first round. His play for LSU in the remainder of the season and potentially the NCAA tournament could raise his stock as well.