“I made the decision to go to Oregon State because of the great support of the coaching staff and everyone around the campus,” Thompson told Scout.
“Just the school as a whole has great support for athletics and that was a major thing I was looking for in determining my school. Also there’s a great group of people, in terms of players, they are great guys off the court and have great chemistry on the court.” http://www.scout.com/player/182798-ethan-thompson Thompson’s father – Stephen Thompson Sr. -- is an assistant coach for the Beavers, while his brother – Stephen Thompson Jr. -- will start his second season at the school.
“I did my best to just look at that as a bonus and look at the school in terms of how it would best fit me,” Thompson said. “My dad and brother being there is something to add on, with what is a great situation already.”
Thompson picked the Beavers over Stanford, Syracuse and interest from a host of other schools. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery took his official visit to the school this past weekend.
“It kind of sealed it for me,” he said about the visit. “I had an idea and was favoring them towards the end of my recruiting process and was saying myself to have fun on the visit and if it went well I would commit as soon as possible when I got home. Everything went as planned.”
A talented scorer, Thompson is ranked as the No. 53 overall prospect and No. 13 shooting guard in the 2017 class.
“I feel like I can do a lot of things very well,” Thompson said. “I can do whatever the team needs me to do, along with that I’ll be able to score the ball, get others involved and compete on the defensive end.”
The pledge from Thompson gives Oregon State their first pledge of the 2017 recruiting class.