Class of 2019 point guard Isaiah Thompson is emerging as one of the top playmakers in the Midwest. His season ended over the weekend, but Thompson made good strides, and continues to be on the high-major radar.
“I’m just trying to get into a nice rhythm,” said Thompson of his sophomore season. “I have shot the ball really well lately. I have put in extra work in the gym and I just have to keep it going.”
Thompson is the younger brother of current Purdue starting point guard P.J. Thompson, and the Boilermakers remain very active in Isaiah’s recruitment. In fact Purdue boss Matt Painter was at Thompson’s Friday night state playoff game.
About Purdue, Thompson said, “It is pretty good to hear from them. I go to Purdue often to watch my brother so I talk to the coaches after the game. They can’t contact me directly too much because I am just a sophomore, but when I get a chance to talk to them I do and I like Purdue a lot.”
According to Thompson two other schools have also picked up the pace in his recruitment.
When it comes to the Hawkeyes, Thompson said, “It is a good opportunity. I have a god relationship with the assistant coach, and I’ve seen them play and I liked the campus when I visited. It is good to have them recruiting me.”
Butler is the school located closest to Thompson’s house, and the Bulldogs are making it clear they’d like to keep Thompson home for college.
“It is a great atmosphere and it is close to home which is good,” noted Thompson. “I love the fans and the fan support. I like their system a lot and the coaching staff, so it is a good experience to go there.”
Thompson plans to play this season on the 16 and under EYBL with Indy Heat, and is hoping to make multiple visits and see who is interested before coming to a college decision.