It’ll be a busy upcoming stretch for Quaker Valley star guard Adou Thiero.
The surging prospect is getting serious in terms of his recruitment and plans on visiting some schools that have extended him an offer.
Thiero’s father, Almamy, tells Pittsburgh Sports Now that his son will start his stretch of in-person visits by making an unofficial visit today to check out the Pitt Panthers. After scouting and recruiting him towards the end of his senior season, Thiero officially received his offer from Pitt and Capel in-person on March 28.
It should be pointed out that Thiero is not making an official visit to Pitt because of the proximity to Quaker Valley High School and his familiarity to the Panthers program.
Following his visit to Oakland, the 6’5″ guard will then check out the other programs that have extended him offers.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Mike White reports that Thiero will visit Maryland on Tuesday and then take a trip to Lexington, Kentucky on April 27-28 to see John Calipari’s program. According to White, a visit to Xavier is in the works but an exact date hasn’t been finalized.
Thiero started his tour of college visits last week by making an official visit to see the Duquesne Dukes, who were the first D-1 program to extend him an offer.
“The Duquesne visit was great,” Thiero told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “Really loved it over there. First, we started off touring the school, seeing everything. Facilities and all. We had already been there for an unofficial, so we already saw campus. We went through the facilities again, met with more people, met some other players on visits, and it was just a great time. Later, we went to look where the players stayed and everything, and then went out to dinner.”
Thiero has been speaking with head coach Keith Dambrot for months now and has built up a solid relationship with the sixth-year head coach of the Dukes.
“I can tell he really wants me, and that he really knows what he’s doing,” Thiero said about Dambrot. “I think he’s a great coach, just from outside looking in, really. The coaching staff., they’re all great guys. Funny, talkative, they were able to make me feel comfortable.”
Out of all of the schools that have shown interest, he said Kentucky, Pitt, Duquesne, and Maryland have been reaching out most often.