Ethan Thompson

Breaking down Top 55 2017 Oregon State commit Ethan Thompson

Oregon State landed Scout's 53rd ranked 2017 prospect in Ethan Thompson. Scout breaks down the four-star shooting guard's game.

Oregon State picked up its third member of the family on Monday when Ethan Thompson committed to the Beavers.

Scout’s 53rd ranked prospect in 2017, Thompson is a 6-foot-5, 170-pound shooting guard from Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery.

The four-star prospect will join his father, Oregon State assistant Stephen Thompson, Sr., and brother, Beavers sophomore shooting guard Stephen Thompson, Jr., in Corvallis.

What kind of player is Oregon State getting in Thompson?

A shooting guard with a high feel and skill level, Thompson has a very good combination of high floor and high ceiling.

Thompson's handle, basketball IQ and ability to create his own shot make him very valuable. He plays the right way and while he's a more than capable shooter, he can also get to the basket or dish off the assist when he has an open teammate.

He’s a better shooter from midrange than three but has made progress as a three-point shooter and ultimately should be more than competent there. His three-point percentage on the EYBL circuit improved from 22.9% as a rising junior to 33.3% as a rising senior, per DraftExpress.

Thompson has a nice feel on defense and comes up with his share of steals playing the passing lanes. He should be able to guard both the two and three at the next level.

Thompson has become a very good rebounder shot blocker for the shooting guard position. At the 2018 FIBA U18 Americas playing for Puerto Rico, Thompson averaged 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game.

He's a very good player now, yet has nothing but upside. He’s a very safe bet to have a successful career at Oregon State.

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