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Northside's Davion Thomas chooses Middle Tennessee State basketball

David Mitchell

dmitchell@ledger-enquirer.com

Northside?s Davion Thomas is fouled by Shaw?s Devan Porter-Wilson has the goes up to the basket in the 2nd period of the game Tuesday night
Northside?s Davion Thomas is fouled by Shaw?s Devan Porter-Wilson has the goes up to the basket in the 2nd period of the game Tuesday night photo@ledger-enquirer.com

Northside High basketball player Davion Thomas committed to play at Middle Tennessee State earlier this week, citing the team’s commitment to him and his comfort level with the school as reasons for his final decision.

He said he made the decision a couple of weeks ago before formally announcing it this week.

“The coach was very eager about getting me there,” Thomas said. “They were over here just about every week. That’s the kind of people you want to be around.”

Thomas said coaches had indicated he’d have a chance to get plenty of minutes right away, and that he was working on his in-game decision making to be better prepared when he gets onto campus.

The process was a tough one, he said. He took the SAT late and wasn’t able to visit as many schools as he would have liked. Middle Tennessee, though, stayed with him throughout the entire process.

“They stuck with me for the long haul,” he said. “That’s what I like about them.”

Thomas finished his junior season averaging 13 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. He was named first-team All-Bi-City and participated in the junior North-South All-Star game.

Midway through his senior year, those totals are up to 15.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game.

Northside will play at Carver in a big region game on Saturday.

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