One Pac-12 school not conceding Ethan Thompson to Oregon State

Ethan Thompson, Scout's 58th ranked 2017 prospect, has long been considered likely to end up at Oregon State. However, one Pac-12 program isn't giving in easily.

One of the west's top 2017 talents comes from Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery in 6-foot-5, 175-pound shooting guard Ethan Thompson.

Scout's 58th ranked prospect in the class, Thompson is a versatile and skilled wing who has a high feel for the position.

"I think I've been playing well lately," Thompson said. "I'm shooting the ball consistently, getting to the rack easier, I'm finishing well and getting stronger. I need to get better defensively guarding the ball and playing passing lanes."

Ethan's father, Stephen Thompson, Sr., is an assistant coach at Oregon State and his brother, Stephen Thompson Jr., is a freshman there, which has led to several schools conceding the four-star prospect to the Beavers.

However, Thompson says he's still hearing from schools such as California, Stanford and Cornell, with one of those programs aggressively pursuing him.

"Cal is recruiting me pretty hard," Thompson said. "I like that it's in California, it has nice weather and it's a good academic school."

Of course, given Thompson's connections to Oregon State, Wayne Tinkle and staff are going to have a great shot at ultimately landing him.

"I like Oregon State," Ethan said. "They have a good coaching staff of course. I don't just talk to my dad but the other coaches too."

Ethan has no timetable for a decision.

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