Thompson to Decide on Monday

Brandon Thompson visited the three schools he was considering and is preparing to make his decision tomorrow. The Sun Devils were his last official visit stop and Devils Digest caught up with the San Antonio guard to hear his impressions of his Arizona State trip.

"It was a good visit," said Thompson. "I got to see the campus, the facilities, got to know the coaches and the players and I had good time with them."

Thompson, who was hosted by Jamelle McMillan, said that the Sun Devil program's attitude is what impressed him the most on his visit.

"They have a very nice practice facility and they have very high expectations for themselves," Thompson noted. "They're a close team and they are very serious about wanting to succeed."

The 6-2 185 Brandon Thompson has racked up an impressive list of accolades in his prep career. San Antonio Stevens, a 5A high school, was 31-4 this past season and finished ranked #9 in the state of Texas, and was back to back district champions. The guard was selected to the All-State team, as well as All-District squad and was voted greater San Antonio Player of the Year. As a sophomore and a junior he was an all-region player as well.

As a senior, Thompson averaged 17.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.1 apg and 3.1 spg.

When he sat down with the Arizona State coaches this past weekend, he talked about the role they envisioned for him should he choose to don the maroon and gold.

"They see me as a combo guard," he commented. "They know that I can run the point but also shoot."

"Brandon doesn't have any glaring weaknesses," said Stevens head coach John Hirst in a previous interview to Devils Digest. "He'll obviously have to adjust to playing in college, like any other high school player. He's a terrific competitor. He's a 6-2 guard with a 6-7 wingspan. He can really shoot the ball well, but is a very unselfish guy too. He can score six points and we would still win by 50, and then he scored over 35 points a few times. He can really distribute the ball and has unbelievable vision."

Prior to his trip to Tempe, the San Antonio guard had visited Georgetown and Texas Tech. Thompson indicated that those are the only three schools he will choose from when he makes his decision public Monday in a 4:30 pm CT press conference at his high school.

ASU assistant coach Lamont Smith is recruiting Thompson, and Smith has already cultivated a year long relationship with the San Antonio guard since his former employer, Santa Clara University, was previously pursuing the Stevens standout.

"Arizona State really didn't recruit me that hard until the end of my senior year," Thompson said to Devils Digest in a previous interview. "They offered me just a few weeks ago. But I've known coach Smith for a while and he's been on me for a long time."

Thompson hinted that he has currently have at least one school eliminated from consideration, and should be ready to make his decision known at the press conference.

"I'm looking for a school where I can be happy," Thompson said. "A school where I know I can get playing time."


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