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Jakarri Thomas: Height 6’3”, 222lbs

Class of 2018 Junior at C.E. Ellison High School in Killeen, Texas

Academics:  GPA: 3.4  SAT: 920  ACT: 19

Jakarri is the type of player that is a coach’s dream. He doesn’t say a lot, but he gets the job done. He would be a pleasure for any coach because all he does is go out on the court and do his job.

He just happens to apply that same drive in the classroom as well. You want a student-athlete that will run through a brick wall for your program.

Jakarri will not only do that, but he will come back and ask if you want him to rebuild it. That’s just the type of person that he is.

His size allows him to be able to absorb contact in the paint and finish the play. He can also step outside and shoot, so he is a threat to do a lot of things on the court.

Jakarri is an energetic player who knows the difference between playing hard and hardly playing.  The game comes naturally to him.  One of his coaches describes him as having a high basketball IQ.

He is becoming more consistent with his three point shooting. He can handle the ball on the perimeter and possesses a decent mid-range jumper.  His teammates describe him as someone who can see the good in every situation and have a positive attitude.  Is this type of student-athlete that you need in your program? Of course, it is.  While the game of basketball is all about numbers from the scoreboard to the stat sheets, Jakarri takes numbers very serious.  He wants to major in accounting.  Will he put up the numbers to lead your team to victory?  Make him an offer that he cannot refuse.  He’s ready.

Recruiting Intangibles:

  1. Drive
  2. Discipline
  3. Competitiveness
  4. Focus
  5. Commitment

Final Thoughts:

This sums up what Jakarri is about: “Pressure is the uneasy feeling that you get if you’re unprepared”-Tom Herman (Head Football Coach, Texas Longhorns)

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