The Xavier Musketeers haven’t shied away from Detroit in recent years. That trend continued on Friday, as the Musketeers offered big man Jalen Thomas. Thomas, a class of 2019 center, announced the offer on Twitter.
Thomas is the lone center that Xavier has offered in the class of 2019. They have done their work in the class of 2018 as well, landing a commit in Jake Walter and still holding an open offer to E.J. Williams. With Sean O’Mara’s graduating looming and Kentrevious Jones’ status up in the air, it’s no surprise that Chris Mack and the Musketeers are trying to prioritize the position.
He is currently listed at 6-foot-9, 190 lbs. as he enters his junior season in high school. He’ll likely have to tack on more weight if he wants to present a problem for opposing defenses at the collegiate level. With that said, that will likely occur when the time comes.
Jalen currently attends The University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy in the heart of The Motor City. At the moment, he’s currently unranked by many recruiting services. That hasn’t stopped him from fielding offers though. Xavier is the seventh program to express interest in him. Toledo, Buffalo, Kent State have offered him to this point. Detroit-Mercy, Ferris State, and Miami (OH) have as well. By this, it’s easy to see that Xavier is the most prominent school to take notice of him. It wouldn’t be shocking to see others follow suit.