2016 target Taurean Thompson enjoyed Orange Madness

2016 four-star target Taurean Thompson visited Syracuse on Friday night for Orange Madness. CuseNation.com caught up with his mother to talk about the visit & his recruitment.

Over the weekend, 2016 four-star target Taurean Thompson visited Syracuse for the second time in the past month. His first visit, which was his official visit, took place on September 25th. 

Thompson joined 2016 commit Tyus Battle and his younger brother, a 2019 6-foot-3 guard, Khalif in a six-hour car ride from New Jersey to Syracuse. "The boys didn't get there late because of the weather and heavy traffic due to the weather," his mother, Sherese Piper, told CuseNation.com. 

"It was great to see the coaches and the team again," she explained. "He saw another practice and is really getting a feel for their style of play and expectations of individual players at Syracuse." 

This being his second time visiting Syracuse, nothing was new for Taurean. He's seen the facilities, has met the team and understands what Syracuse basketball represents.

On his official visit, he and his mother toured the campus, had dinner with the coaches, talked with academic services and really developed a feel for the campus and program. 

"Syracuse is a huge school with a small feel. That was the highlight of the visit for us," Mrs. Piper told CuseNation.com of their official visit. "Even though we were there for a short time, it was not overwhelming. It was comfortable."

Both on his official visit and over the weekend, Taurean received a lot of love from the fans. "The fans, the fans, the fans!!!!" Sherese told Scout. "They really do bleed Orange!" 

Kansas is expected to watch Thompson later this week, a source told Scout earlier today. The Jayhawks haven't offered a scholarship yet, but if they do, they'll become immediate contenders in his recruitment. 


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