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Three-star Adou Thiero Commits To Kentucky

Updated: May 16, 2022

The Cats have found their next addition to the 2022-23 roster. Three-star combo guard, Adou Thiero, has committed to Kentucky on Mother's Day.

The 6'5 guard from Quaker Valley High School (Leetsdale, Pennsylvania) chose Kentucky over Xavier, Cincinnati, Maryland and Pittsburgh. He's rated the sixth best prospect from the state of Pennsylvania and the 189th best player in his class, according to 247Sports.

“Ever since I went to my first Kentucky men's basketball camp I've wanted to go to Kentucky," Thiero said. "My whole life I've been working to get here and when I got this opportunity, I knew I was going to take it because I just liked how Coach Cal is able to develop guys into pro players. He has always been great to his players and my dad played for him, so he had great things to say about him. I know Coach Cal and the staff will be able to help me get to where I want to be. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I can't wait to get on campus and work to improve my game and help make this team better."

He announced just one week ago on the weekend of his official visit to Lexington that he would be announcing on Mother's Day which also happens to be his birthday. "I will be announcing where I am continuing my Education and Athletics on my Birthday/Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8th," said Adou in a tweet.

Trusting John Calipari to take control of your collegiate career and mold you into a star is a decision that many players have come to accept over the last few decades. Now, Adou becomes the very next one.

“I am excited to have Adou join our program. He is a great kid who comes from a terrific family,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “Adou is a winner who fought through some adversity last summer and then led his team to the state championship game. Much like Dom (Hawkins) and Derek (Willis), Adou understands the grind and process of development here. He knows nothing will be easy, but he has great size and has the makeup of the kind of guard who excels here, someone who can play on the ball or off and can finish at the rim in a variety of ways. I can’t wait to coach him and help him reach his goals.”

Adou joins five-star Cason Wallace, as well as, five-star Chris Livingston in Kentucky's incoming recruiting class. They've also picked up a transfer commitment from Illinois State star, Antonio Reeves. With CJ Fredrick coming back from injury, Oscar Tshiebwe, Sahvir Wheeler, Daimion Collins, Lance Ware and (very) likely Jacob Toppin returning, we're starting to see this thing build out for next fall. Time to start rallying behind who we will be cheering on next season.

Until the summer passes by, here are some highlights of Kentucky's newest commitment.



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