Dionjahe thomas said his phone was quite active.
Ellender’s 6-foot-8, 210-pound 2022 forward said college basketball coaches kept in touch as he entered a busy summer.
It has seven offerings, including Tulane, Southern Miss, Louisiana-Lafayette, Southeastern Louisiana, Nicholls, University of New Orleans, and Southern University. He said he piqued the interest of Mercer, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Grambling and Texas-Arlington.
Thomas, who won the Louisiana Sports Writers Association District 8-4A and Class 4A First Team MVP title last season, said he was delighted to see his recruiting resume.
“I’m happy with what’s going on,” Thomas said. “I expect more to come. At the end of my senior year, I plan to go somewhere that works best for me. I want to be able to help their team and play a good few minutes as a rookie. I will take my time during my recruitment and weigh all my options. I want to find the school that suits me best. “
Thomas averaged 24 points, 13 rebounds, six blocks, three assists and two steals during his junior season.
He plays summer travel ball with the Louisiana Elite 17U, which won the Summer Jame Championship in Atlanta on May 23.
“I had a good team this summer in the Louisiana Elite,” said Thomas. “I expect everyone on the team to get some big offers and get ready to play to the next level.”
Thomas said he will also spend time working with his Ellender teammates in the Summer League tag team competitions and individual practices.
The Patriots will fire all of their players from last season’s squad that finished 23-6 and reached the Quarterfinals of the Class 4A State Playoffs.
“We’re going to have eight seniors,” Thomas said. “We’ve been playing hard with each other for four years. We definitely have a little chemistry. We all know what we’re working for, so I expect this year to be a good one. We want to win a state championship – nothing less. “