2006 Focus: Deon Thompson

Deon Thompson, a 6-7 junior center from Torrance (Calif.), has an intruiging upside....

Deon Thompson, 6-7 JR C Torrance (Calif.) High, has a big body, soft hands and good feet. He needs to tone up a bit, but he can score around the basket and has a nice feel for the game.

We spoke with Thompson recently and, while he's not yet on the radar for a lot of schools, he's heard from a few.

"Pepperdine, Western Illinois and Washington -- I've been hearing from them a little," said Thompson.

"I'm not really sure where I want to go," said Thompson. "Basically, anywhere that I can play."

Thompson said he has mixed feelings on leaving home.

"I'd kind of like to see the rest of the country," Thompson said. "But I wouldn't mind staying close to home."

Thompson told us he won't be a making a decision anytime soon. "I'll take my time -- I won't make an early decision."

Thompson said he has a 2.7 GPA and has yet to take the SAT.

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