2022 Ohio forward Zennia Thomas signs NLI with Kentucky


LEXINGTON, Ky. — Ohio first-team winner Zennia (ze-NIGH-yuh) Thomas, who enjoyed a 2021-22 high school season averaging more than 30 points and 14 rebounds per game, signed a national letter of intent to join the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team.

Thomas is the seventh newcomer Kentucky will welcome to the 2022-23 roster, joining transfer Buffalo graduate Adebola Adeyeye (Brampton, ON, Canada), four-star guard Kennedy Cambridge (Nashville, Tennessee), four-star post Tionna Herron (DeSoto, Texas), Miss Kentucky Basketball Amiya Jenkins (Lawrenceburg, Ky.), State star guard Cassidy Rowe (Virgie, Ky.) and four-star guard Saniah Tyler (Florissant, Missouri).

“We are very excited to welcome Zennia to Big Blue Nation,” said the head coach of the Kentucky women’s basketball team. Kyra Elzy mentioned. “Z has gone under the radar nationally, but we love her game. She’s athletic and long. Z is an all-around position who has a good feel for the game. The numbers she averages her senior season are impressive and a credit to her hard work and dedication to her game. She is a great addition to our program.

Below is a detailed look at Thomas and what she will bring to Lexington next season.

Zennia Thomas, 6-2, forward, Lyndhurst, Ohio (Warrensville Heights High School)

Was named Ohio Division III First-Team All-Ohio after an incredible senior season… Played his senior year at Warrensville Heights High School, averaging 30.6 points and 14.5 rebounds per game… His strong performance helped the Tigers to advance to the first Regional Finals in program history … Was named Lake Erie League Player of the Year and District Player of the Year in 2022 … Was named League Player of the Week of Lake Erie after back-to-back double-doubles in December, scoring 31 points with 12 rebounds against Shaw and 43 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks against Bedford … Played his first three years of high school at Brush High School in Lyndhurst.

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