River Hill's Charlie Thomas IV, standing 6-foot-7 and weighing in at 230 pounds, has always been an imposing presence on the basketball court. Even as a freshman on varsity four years ago, he had the build of a guy that demanded attention.
But, with his friendly personality and willingness to play from the perimeter his first three years of high school, Thomas was often referred to as a "gentle giant."
This winter, however, he made sure to change all that.
Thomas, who signed his National Letter of Intent before the season to play basketball collegiately for a top-10 nationally-ranked program at the University of Wisconsin, developed a "mean streak" as...