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3 Adou Thiero

Adou Thiero
Adou Thiero
Hometown (Last School)
Leetsdale, PA (Quaker Valley)
2022-23, 2023-24
May 8, 2003

Adou Thiero 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 Pittsburgh 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 Kentucky 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.

As a freshman, Thiero saw action in 20 games and averaged 2.3 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in 9.5 minutes per outing.  He led the team in steals in four games and paced the squad in blocks three times.  Thiero scored a season-high seven points, hauled in five boards, added a pair of assists and a steal in the road win at Arkansas.

As a sophomore, Thiero played in 25 games, while making 19 starts.  He was second on the team with 5.0 rebounds per game, also scoring 7.2 points per game.  He had the second most blocked shots on the roster with 27, including four games with three or more blocks.  Thiero scored in double figures five times and led the team in rebounding in eight games.  He was voted to the College Sports Today “Glue Guy” roster despite missing seven consecutive contests with injury from December 29, 2023 to January 23, 2024.  He had seven points and a career-high four blocks in the upset of North Carolina.  He posted first career double-double vs. No. 1 Kansas setting career highs in both points (16) and rebounds (13).

Following the 2023-24 season, Thiero entered the transfer portal.

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