2020 four-star forward and top-50 prospect JT Thor trimmed his list to five last night, and the Kentucky Wildcats made the cut.
Thor, a 6-foot-8, 190-pound forward playing for Norcross HS (GA), included Georgia, Oklahoma State, Kansas, UCLA, and Kentucky in his final five.
— Jokhow Bandz (@thorrjt) September 7, 2019
Thor is currently on an official visit to Oklahoma State and has taken unofficial visits to Kansas, Georgia, and Kentucky in the past, including two trips to Lexington in October of last year and January of this year.
Out of the five schools on the four-star wing’s final list, Kentucky is the lone program without an official offer extended.
Over the last several days, Oklahoma State has picked up the most buzz out of any school on his list, with six consecutive picks for the Cowboys coming in on Thor’s Crystal Ball over at 247Sports since September 4.
Prior to Oklahoma State’s recent momentum, UCLA and Kansas had been the two major schools with significant buzz behind the scenes.
After spending much of the last year in the top-25 of the 2021 recruiting rankings, Thor took a major hit in the updated rankings when he reclassified to 2020. Now, he is seen as a consensus four-star prospect ranked as high as No. 37 (ESPN) and as low as No. 51 (Rivals.com).
Jerry Meyer of 247Sports says that while Thor’s ability to knock down jumpers and handle the ball is impressive, he will need to develop strength to become a major playmaker at the next level.
“A long forward with a thin physique,” he said. “Needs to develop strength to be more effective in traffic. Athletic finisher and capable playmaker in space. The lefty is a capable ballhandler and can stretch the defense to beyond the arc. Will chase down a rebound. Effective on defense when active.”
At the NBPA Top 100 Camp back in June, Thor was a capable shooter and showed off impressive guard skills for his size, but struggled to find his groove in terms of consistency. He averaged just 6.5 points on 40.9% shooting to go with 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game throughout the weekend.
The 6-foot-8 forward was born in Omaha, Nebraska, but grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. After spending the last two seasons at Huntington Prep (WV), Thor has reclassified to the class of 2020 and will play his final year of high school basketball at Norcross HS (GA).
Check out some of his most recent highlights below: