He has extensive experience advising corporations, financial institutions and alternative capital providers on debt reprofiling strategies and other forms of capital solutions, and has taken on lead counsel roles on multiple Term Loan B, unitranche financing arrangements and subscription line arrangements.
Thomas was widely considered one of Ohio’s premier running backs, yet due to academic eligibility concerns is unlikely to join Washington State this season. With plenty of running back talent at their disposal, they could use his depth.
Early Life and Education
Jamir Thomas hails from Canton, Ohio and attended Massillon High School. As a junior wrestler at Canton East High School he won an American Wrestling Federation national title before enrolling at Massillon in August 2015. As a freshman on the Varsity Team he made 54 tackles including 8 for loss for an honorable mention all-district ranking as well as some playing time at running back.
Thomas was highly sought-after by top programs following an outstanding two-way season at Massillon where he set both single-season and total rushing yard records. In December, Thomas committed to Washington State during their early period signing period; they are expecting him to play both sides of the ball for Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense.
Thomas stands 6-foot-1 and 215-pounds and excels on defense by meeting and overpowering ball carriers at their points of contact. On offense, Thomas features strong straight-line speed with quick feet in traffic situations.
Thomas was recruited out of Massillon High School as a linebacker, yet wound up playing most of his time at running back this season. In doing so, he flourished, amassing 1,506 yards on 349 carries and scoring 21 touchdowns – an exceptional performance indeed!
Thomas signed with Washington State in December and was expected to add depth at running back and linebacker for Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense. According to sources within the program, Thomas is an “extreme long shot” to join this fall due to academic eligibility concerns.
He majored in sports management and plans on becoming an entrepreneur once he graduates. When not studying or working he likes listening to music and shopping at thrift stores. In his free time he enjoys producing some hip-hop tracks as well.
Achievement and Honors
Jamir Thomas is a basketball player for Youngstown State Penguins in NCAA. At six feet eight inches and weighing 211 pounds, Jamir has won various awards for his exceptional performances on the court.
As a freshman, he was selected for both All-Jayhawk Conference team and honored mention for Region VI. In this season alone he scored in double figures 21 times while notching double-doubles six times.
Jamir has co-presented to over 50 companies and financial institutions on alternative capital and debt reprofiling. Additionally, he presented on Iran Sanctions at Gibson Dunn offices in London and Singapore. Furthermore, Jamir is an avid writer – having published several articles for The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as well as regularly attending industry conferences and seminars.
Thomas also enjoys skating and thrift store browsing to find unique clothing pieces. Thomas admires his mother and counts Barcelona defender Dani Alves among his favorite athletes; currently majoring in Sports Management at St John’s University.
He’s also part of the Massillon Tigers football team and enjoys many fond memories from high school including winning 46-40 over East St. Louis – which came closest to spoiling their perfect regular season – and then 100 points over Sun Valley two weeks later. Additionally, beating McKinley provides him with one of the greatest satisfactions as an athlete in high school football.
Thomas has invested his earnings from his successful comedy and acting careers into real estate, owning an extravagant mansion in Sherman Oaks near Los Angeles with seven bedrooms, home theatre, and an outdoor pool.
His remarkable impersonations skills of stars like Michael Jackson, LL Cool J and Chris Rock have won him widespread acclaim and several television appearances as well as comedy specials.
He played professionally for both Detroit Pistons of the NBA and Eisbaren Bremerhaven of Basketball Bundesliga; since his contract with Eisbaren Bremerhaven expired he hasn’t taken part in any games; no details about future plans have been disclosed, causing many to speculate he has retired from professional basketball forever.