ST. LOUIS, Missouri - In LSU men's basketball's season opener against SIU Edwardsville Thursday night, Chesapeake's Cam Thomas scored 27 points for the Tigers in his collegiate debut.
The former Oscar Smith High School standout became the 15th LSU player since the 1976-77 season to score at least 21 points in their first varsity game. Thomas hit 10-of-21 shots, including four three-point field goals, with a 3-of-4 night at the line.
Thomas got LSU's first field goal of the season on his first jump shot attempt of the season at the 18:56 mark.
Cam Thomas (@24_camthomas), the former @OscarSmithHigh standout who later starred for Oak Hill, scores 27 points in his college debut for @LSUBasketball.— Adam Winkler (@AdamWinkSports) November 27, 2020
When featured Cam in May, he told us he wants to be a Hall of Famer.https://t.co/Fgc8VblhGe @WTKR3pic.twitter.com/9jzCsrDVPS
In high school, Thomas transferred from Oscar Smith High School to Oak Hill Academy, one of the nation's premier basketball programs, and broke the school's all-time scoring record. He was also the first five-star recruit (according to 247Sports) to call this area home since 2011.