3 Adou Thiero

Hometown (Last School)
Leetsdale, PA (Quaker Valley)
May 8, 2003

was born May 8, 2003, in  to Mariam Sy and Almamy Thiero.  He has three siblings: Oumou, Yassa, Nudiya.  Thiero’s father, Almamy, previously played for Calipari at Memphis. He also served as an AAU coach for former Wildcat Nate Sestina.  Twice as a child Theiro was featured in pictures posted to Calipari’s  account, including one of him at 9-years-old with his father at one of his basketball camps.

Thiero is a combo guard who averaged 23.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 3.9 steals, and 2.3 blocks per game and directed Quaker Valley to a 27-1 record and a 14-0 mark in league play.  He finished his career with 1,624 career points which ranked as the third most in team history.  Thiero was named the 4A Player of the Year, the WPIAL Player of the Year, and the 2022 TribLive HSSN Boys Basketball Player of the Year.  He had a 44-point performance against Hopewell which snapped the school’s single-game scoring record.  Theiro also scored 40 points against Highlands in the Basketball Club Showcase.  He had 21 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds, and seven blocks in a state tournament second-round victory against Belle Vernon.  Thiero logged 31 points, 17 rebounds, and seven swats in the WPIAL Class 4A championship.  He led Quaker Valley in scoring as a sophomore with 17.7 points per game and as a junior, he tallied 21.8 points per game while also averaging team-highs in assists (5.1), steals (2.2), and blocks (1.2).

Thiero chose over Xavier, Duquesne, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Maryland on May 8, 2022.

As a three-star prospect, Thiero is considered a developmental piece for Kentucky’s future rather than an immediate boost to the 2022-23 roster, but there are at least some reasons to wonder if his impact might come earlier than expected.

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