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John Calipari, Dan Hurley, More Big-Names in the Hunt for Meleek Thomas

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Lincoln Park 5 star prospect Meleek Thomas was in attendance at the Pitt-Jacksonville basketball game on Friday, November 17.

Meleek Thomas’ recruitment has been fascinating.

The Lincoln Park rising senior guard has dominated WPIAL play throughout his career and is going through a recruitment process loaded with blue-blood schools and big-name coaches in the mix. Now, he is still in the process of visiting top programs across the country, and according to several reports, he has two more on the schedule officially and one more in the works.

According to 247 Sports reporter Dushawn London, Thomas has scheduled an official visit to two-time defending national champions UConn from June 19-21, as well as a trip to Arkansas from June 25-27. Thomas has been a priority target for new Arkansas head coach John Calipari for years, beginning when Calipari, the Western Pennsylvania native, coached Kentucky. Now with the Razorbacks, he is clearly still prioritizing Thomas.

In addition, Peegs.com’s Jeff Rabjohns reported that Thomas will visit Indiana as well. Weeks ago, Illinois’ Rivals.com site reported that Thomas plans to take an official visit to Illinois, as well.

Thomas released a top-12 schools list back in September 2023 that included the following programs: Duke, Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas, Kansas State, Miami, Villanova, Pitt, Tennessee, UConn, Michigan, and Auburn. Since that list was released, he has taken visits to Pitt, Auburn, and Kentucky, and now has more visits on the agenda.

Earlier this year, Thomas partnered with Roc Nation Sports, founded by Jay-Z, for his NIL representation. Thomas won back-to-back WPIAL and PIAA titles this season as a junior, averaging 22.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. He has been a significant Pitt target since his early high-school career, and has been to numerous games over the past few seasons alongside former high-school teammate and current Panther guard Brandin Cummings.

Pitt has offered several other guards in the class of 2025 as of late, including Acaden Lewis and Isaiah Denis.

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

LOL………….and to think people on this board were blathering about Pitt

Kowboygoc
Kowboygoc
16 days ago

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JHoff14
JHoff14
16 days ago

He’s as good as gone! That’s probably why Pitts been offering other players from the same class

kevin
kevin
15 days ago

It’s gonna take millions to get him and Pitt doesn’t have the resources, or want to give up the money, to get him. Might be worth it to jump start the program back to the good old days.
H2P!!!

Pittband
Pittband
14 days ago
Reply to  kevin

Long closer at this team. Probably stronger overall than last year’s.

Eric payne
Eric payne
14 days ago

When you do things right then everyone else starts noticing and they come. This is going to get VERY interesting. He was dead on about Bub Carrington.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
14 days ago
Reply to  Eric payne

lol. “Do things right”. Like recruiting Dior Johnson. What a clown comment

Eric payne
Eric payne
14 days ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

We’ll see Clara bell.

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