Taj Thweatt: South Jersey Star


Taj Thweatt, a 6’7 power forward, is one of South Jersey’s finest. Thweatt currently attends Wildwood Catholic as a class of 2020 junior and averaged 20.9 points this past season. He led his team to a sectional final date with Ranney School (a nationally ranked team). He took the team to war in overtime against a stacked Ranney team with notable McDonald’s All-American players- Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine. They came up short in an overtime thriller in a packed Jackson Liberty High School crowd but Thweatt put up a very competitive game against two future NBA stars. He led the way having a double-double with thirteen points and eleven rebounds against a very well coached defense.

Going into next season, Thweatt and the rest of the Wildwood Catholic team will look to redeem themselves. They finished this year with a two-loss season with nearly no seniors on the team. They will look to finish at the top this upcoming season with a Tournament of Champions chip at the RAC with Thweatt leading the way.

This past weekend I was able to watch Team Rio’s 17u age group in the Neptune Hoop Group location. One of Thweatt’s strengths is his ability in the post. He is great off the dribble on both left and right sides while staying composed. Thweatt stood out with dunks that made the rim shake for multiple seconds each time. He also made his presence shown through his strong mid-range game and foul shooting. He also has great agility showing no fatigue after multiple back to back games in the tourney.

Taj Thweatt throwing one down at the Hoop Group (Photo via Tim Lang / Basketball Society)

Thweatt currently has many offers on the table. He has offers from major colleges like Temple, Rutgers, Monmouth, Cincinnati, Seton Hall, Bowling Green, Marquette, LaSalle, Loyola, and Providence. He is still hungry though and going to put a ton of effort into this summer with Team Rio. He is working hard in hopes to get an offer from his dream school: Kansas University. Thweatt is locked in and ready in order to fulfill his dreams.


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