Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Thielemans is a good athlete who is a “mid-major” level player, said one industry source who has seen Thielemans play in Europe.
The 6-foot-6, 200-pound wing plays for Belgian club BC Ostend, which is not in the Belgian League but in a lower level.
He is Arizona’s second Class of 2018 commit following point guard Devonaire Doutrive.
Arizona must replenish a roster that is losing Deandre Ayton, Rawle Akins and Allonzo Trier to the NBA Draft and Parker Jackson-Cartwright, Keanu Pinder and Dusan Ristic to graduation.
Photo: Omar Thielemans via Twitter
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.