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Kentucky lands commitment from Calipari legacy recruit Adou Thiero

Joe Tipton05/08/22
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Adou Thiero
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Adou Thiero, a 6-foot-5 combo guard out of Leetsdale (Pa.) Quaker Valley has committed to Kentucky basketball for the class of 2022, he tells On3.

“I chose (Kentucky) because Coach Cal gets people to the league and I’ve known him for a while so I know he wants what’s best for me,” Thiero said to On3. “They also have a sports science center to help prevent injuries and I just think going there and trusting the process, I will be the best player I can be.”

Adou’s father, Almamy, played for John Calipari at Memphis in the early 2000s.

Thiero picked Kentucky over offers from Maryland, Xavier, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and others. He joins five-star McDonald’s All-Americans, Cason Wallace and Chris Livingston. The Wildcats also recently landed a commitment from Antonio Reeves, a transfer out of Illinois State.

During his senior season at Quaker Valley, Thiero averaged 23.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 3.9 steals, and 2.3 blocks per game.

Thiero is rated as a three-star prospect by On3, and ranks No. 267 in the class of 2022, according to the On3 Consensus — a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

John Calipari has not signed a three-star prospect in nearly 10 years. In fact, Adou Thiero becomes his third 3-star since his tenure began at Kentucky; following Dominque Hawkins and Derek Willis in 2013.