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Quaker Valley Star Adou Thiero Commits to Kentucky

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After seeing his recruitment explode this past Spring, Quaker Valley standout guard Adou Thiero has finally made his long-awaited decision, choosing Kentucky as his future home.

Thiero, a 6-foot-5 guard, averaged over 23 points and ten rebounds per game this season for the Quakers, leading them to a WPIAL Class 4A title. In that championship performance, he finished with a remarkable 31 points, 17 rebounds, seven blocks, and 14 drawn fouls. Thiero then went on to take the Quakers all the way to a runner-up finish in the PIAA State Tournament.

He entered the high school season with just one Division I offer, but finished with a handful, many of which from high major programs. He then visited Duquesne, Pitt, Cincinnati, Maryland, Xavier, and Kentucky before deciding to commit to John Calipari’s Wildcats.

“I was definitely very excited,” he told Pittsburgh Sports Now after first hearing from Calipari. “Kentucky was my dream school when I was a kid. I went to a Kentucky camp my freshman year and I just like the program and Coach Cal is a very good coach.”

Thiero’s father, Almamy, played for Calipari at Memphis before transferring to Duquesne for his last year of college hoops.

“His drive and fire probably outweigh his skill set, which is saying a lot because his skill set is extremely high,” his high school coach said about Thiero. “But his drive and his will is off the charts for a high school guy.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Rob Radich
Rob Radich
13 days ago

Calipari vs Capel. An epic mismatch. Good luck to the young man

Rob
Rob
13 days ago

Calipari will bring in 5 kids better than him every year.

Kowboygoc
Kowboygoc
13 days ago

Good luck sitting on the side and watching the game. Charity by Calapari which will be gone in a few months.

Kowboygoc
Kowboygoc
12 days ago
Reply to  Kowboygoc

Comments mean nothing anymore when the can transfer out for the highest payout. College sports are dying as we new them. It’s a mercenary world and everyone for themselves. Basically like society is now.😪🤑

Jason
Jason
13 days ago

Any word on the Poteat kid that visited Pitt?

Robert Radich
Robert Radich
12 days ago
Reply to  Jason

Yeah he played 4 years at CB and won a SB with the Pats

Harold
Harold
13 days ago

Good luck to the young man.But my guess is that he’ll be in the transfer portal come next March

Robert Radich
Robert Radich
12 days ago
Reply to  Harold

And then Capel’s successor can recruit him

Young
Young
12 days ago

His shooting motion/form seems too low

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
12 days ago
Reply to  Young

Wow. Did you let Coach Cal know?

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