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Lancaster High School’s Elijah Thomas Selects Texas A&M University

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014


Lancaster High School’s Elijah Thomas Selects Texas A&M University

Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster ISD


It was decision day for one of the most highly sought after high school basketball recruits in the nation.


Lancaster High School senior, Elijah Thomas, who currently plays the position of post and forward for the Tigers, has decided to play for Texas A&M University (TAMU) next year. Thomas is 6ft. 9 inches and 240 lbs.


The announcement came shortly after 2 p.m. Central Time during a special ceremony held at Lancaster High School today (October 21). Thomas chose TAMU over Louisiana State University, Oklahoma State University, University of Illinois and Southern Methodist University.


Enclosed with this media alert, the Lancaster ISD Communications Media Team has prepared three sound bites for your use.


  • Cut 1 is the announcement.

  • Cut 2 is Elijah Thomas talking about why he chose Texas A&M University.

  • Cut 3 is Elijah Thomas talking about what he expects from the SEC.


Please contact the Lancaster ISD Communications Department at 972-218-1415 or email us at info@lancasterisd.org if you would like to obtain additional information.



The Lancaster Public Schools serve more than 7,000 pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students in 11 schools. The mission of the Lancaster Independent School District, a leader in providing innovative, quality programs, is to educate every student with the knowledge; skills; and principles to succeed and contribute in a competitive and technologically advancing world by providing rigorous and engaging learning opportunities that promote diversity; create an environment of integrity and respect; and establish a commitment to continued improvement in partnership with families and community.