Mychel Thompson Will Stay Close To Home

Mychel Thompson, Jr., a 6-6 post-grad small forward at Stoneridge Prep, gave a commitment to a local school. The former Santa Margarita standout will be playing his college basketball in the West Coast Conference...

Mychel Thompson, 6-6 SR SF Simi Valley (Calif.) Stoneridge Prep, has committed to Pepperdine, according to a release issued by Stoneridge.

"Pepperdine is getting a skilled player that has a high basketball IQ. Thompson is a great fit for Coach Walberg's style of play given that he is an excellent outside shooter, is active defensively and has a strong passion for the game," Stoneridge's head coach, Babacar Sy, said. "Mychel will have an extra year to get bigger and stronger here at Stoneridge. Clearly his best basketball is still ahead of him," Sy added.

"I am excited about the system that Coach Walberg has brought to Pepperdine and the enthusiasm of he and his staff. This combined with the academics of the school and my ability to stay in Southern California were all factors in my decision," Thompson said.

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