Much has been said about the class of 2022 in the state of Texas regarding high level recruits on the basketball court.  There also is a crop of division one level talent that has flown under the radar in some regards.  Jason Thirdkill, a 6’7 do it all wing out of Carrollton, TX has emerged as one of those flying under the radar a bit nationally but that could very well change soon.  Simply put, he has all the makings to be one of the top recruits in the region once it is all said and done.  

Thirdkill is extremely efficient on the basketball court.  One is his biggest skill sets is his ability to impact the game and make his teammates better.  He has incredible court vision and puts people in position to finish when delivers passes.  He has above average ball handling skills and thrives off putting the ball on the floor and finishing above the rim.  He can score with either hand at the rim, and recently has developed the ability to pull up and hit the mid-range jump shot.  While his three-point shot is steadily improving, he has grown more comfortable stepping back and consistently knocking down the three. He has also grown more comfortable being the overall leader on the court for his team.  This will pay big dividends for him at the next level.  He is the ultimate competitor who never gives up on a play and this translates to his ability to impact the floor on the defensive end as well.  

He has great length defensively and this helps him keep most opponents in front of him while defending.  His instincts are above average and always is in position to get steals and deflections.  His athleticism allows him to be a rim protector if needed and battle down against players in the paint in certain situations.  He takes pride in shutting down the opponent’s best offensive player and his teammates thrive off his energy and it usually nets positive results.  These tools have all the makings that translate to competing at the next level and it is evident that there is where he will be competing when his high school days are done.

Division one programs in the region have already taken notice and a few have gotten a jumpstart at recruiting him to help their programs in the future.  He currently holds offers from DePaul, TCU, Texas A&M, East Carolina, and UT-Arlington.  This list will only grow as we head into spring travel ball and he will get a chance to showcase his skills against some of the best players in the country.