Anthony Thompson Staring At A Pair

This is the time of year where places like Bradley sneak in and nab those under the radar guys. While we aren't saying Anthony Thompson is next Patrick O'Bryant but he at least resembles him physically. Thompson is down to a pair and the Braves are one of them.

Anthony Thompson, a 6-foot-10 center out of Houston (Tex.) Klein Forest, is down to Bradley and SMU.

The 185-pounder recently took an official visit – his first – to Bradley. "They got involved because Coach Les watched me a couple of times and liked the way I play," Thompson said. "They say I fit their program and they wanted a big man who can run. Plus, they have a need for big guys because they lost Patrick O'Bryant."

Lost O'Bryant? More like he got promoted to the big leagues and now there are some enormous shoes to fill.

SMU and Matt Doherty provide the competition. "I went on an unofficial there and they're coming for a home visit (Thursday)," Thompson said.

At this stage in the ballgame, Bradley is the frontrunner. "I saw their campus and I really liked it. It's not too big and too small. The classroom size is small and I can get more attention from my teachers. I like the coaches and the players."

Despite being down to a pair of schools, Thompson's situation could get a tad dicier. "I don't know if I'm going to sign early but I know I'll commit." Trust us when we tell you that those are some scary words for the Braves and Mustangs to hear. The loose translation of prospect speak in that area means: I'm coming provided some of the big boys don't offer me.

"I might (sign) but something else might pop open," Thompson said "It's a possibility that I sign in the November period."

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