Thompson Taking Advantage of Busy Spring

Brebeuf Jesuit (IN) High School point guard P.J. Thompson has had a whirlwind spring, which will continue into summer, as he tries to formulate a decision on where he will spend the next four years

Playing with Spiece Indy Heat, Spiece Indy Ice, the Indiana/Kentucky Junior All-Star game, and fitting in college visits has created quite the schedule for Class of 2014 point guard P.J. Thompson.

Thompson, Brebeuf Jesuit (IN) High School, currently has offers from IUPUI, Ball State, Indiana State, Toledo, Miami(OH), Dartmouth, Wisconsin Green Bay and DePaul, but continues to garner interest from new schools throughout the spring.

"The eight schools that have offered and then Butler, a little bit," Thompson said. "Purdue some, St. Louis has called recently, and Vanderbilt recently reached out to my coach at Brebeuf."

While Thompson has interest from a number of schools, there are a few that are tracking him harder than others.

"I just recently went to Ball State the other day and they are recruiting me pretty hard," Thompson explained. "I am going to Toledo on Tuesday and they are recruiting me pretty hard. DePaul said I can come down anytime I want to commit, so they are recruiting me pretty hard. Those three, but all the schools are right there and are pretty interested."

His most recent unofficial visit was to Ball State.

"Ball State went well," Thompson said. "I visited yesterday. I had a chance to talk and visit the campus. They have a new practice facility worth about 20 million, which would be done by my sophomore year. I had a chance to talk about what I want to major in, telecommunications, which they are a top school for."

While in-state Ball State has been tracking him hard, Butler hasn't been in contact much recently.

"I did not attend the Elite Camp," Thompson said. "When I talk to Butler it is off and on. The last I talked to them was maybe a month or so ago. They were waiting to see about SAT scores and that was pretty much the main thing with them. They liked the way I played but were waiting on that stuff."

Thompson's Spiece Indy Heat team played well in the opening session of AAU and they will be playing at the Peach Jam in August coming up in July.

"Our team is loaded with scorers and talent," Thompson said. "I am trying to be the glue-guy and keep everyone together. Having a very positive assist to turnover ratio."

Spiece Indy Heat went 15-3 in the first session with Thompson averaging 7.3 points, 3.1 assists, shot 35.7% (15/42) from 3-point range, and collected a 3.07 A/T ratio.

Next up for Thompson is the Indiana/Kentucky Junior All-Star Game on Saturday. Practices started yesterday.

"We were going hard," Thompson said. "It was very competitive. We have enough talent to win both of the games. We are just trying to get accustomed to each others games."

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