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Pittsburgh Native, Five-Star Meleek Thomas Competes at Invite-Only Elite Camp



Five-star high school player Meleek Thomas is currently competing at an invite-only camp led by NBA All-Star Chris Paul.

Meleek Thomas is currently competing at an invite-only camp led by NBA All-Star Chris Paul.

Thomas and several other guards from all over the country (high school and college level) are competing at Paul’s Elite Camp. Pitt guard Jaland Lowe is one of the fellow competitors at the event.


The highly-touted guard won back-to-back WPIAL and PIAA titles this season as a sophomore and junior, averaging 22.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. He has been a significant Pitt target since early in his high school career and has been to numerous games over the past few seasons alongside former teammate and current Pitt guard Brandin Cummings.

Thomas, who is ranked No. 6 in the nation by the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, 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, UConn, Auburn, and Kentucky, and now has more visits on the agenda. He was scheduled to go to Arkansas last week, but ended up changing the date. That visit date is yet to be announced or reported.

Thomas’ recruitment has been jam-packed with storylines. He has been one of John Calipari’s top priorities at Kentucky and now at Arkansas. He has been a top target for the local program, Pitt, and has been at countless games throughout his high-school career. He recently visited the two-time reigning national champs, UConn. Now, he’s at Overtime Elite in Atlanta, and out of the Pittsburgh area.

The full list of high school players invited

Trey McKenney, Kayden Mingo, Aaron Rowe, Keyshaun Tillery, Jalen Reece, Isaiah Denis, Jason Crowe Jr., Jasper Johnson, Nyk Lewis, Jerry Easter, Acaden Lewis, Meleek Thomas, Davion Hannah, Brayden Burries, and Elzie Harrington.

The full list of college players invited

RJ Davis, Hunter Sallis, Dedan Thomas, Dior Johnson, Elliot Cadeau, Kam Jones, Dink Pate, Tony Perkins, Jaland Lowe, Trent Perry, Kanaan Carlyle, Tyrese Proctor, Silas Demary, Sion James, Xavian Lee.

LOOK: Pitt Guard Jaland Lowe Participates at CP3 Elite Camp

Paul has been an all-star 12 times throughout his illustrious NBA career. He spent last year with the Golden State Warriors, playing in 58 games and averaging 9.2 points and 6+ assists per game per game.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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17 days ago

Stop reporting on the dude… he’s going to UConn. No need to get our hopes up…

17 days ago
Reply to  Brad

Or to Arkansas with Coach Cal

Last edited 17 days ago by JHoff14
17 days ago

Why would anyone be attracted to Calipari? Leaves Kentucky voluntarily? For Ar Kansas?? At least the kids will be paid well.

16 days ago

For once, Pitt needs to step up and pay a local kid to have a chance to take us to the next level. He could be the stepping stone for others to follow.

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