Syracuse's final target in the 2016 recruiting class, Taurean Thompson, earned MVP honors at the Hoophall Classic. He scored 23 points, grabbed sixteen rebounds and blocked six shots. Brewster Academy defeated Vermont Academy, 94-87.
"I'm probably going to wait to see who goes to the draft and that's when I'll probably decide, all the way deep spring," Thompson told Adam Zagoria.
Last month, Thompson's mother, Sherese Piper, told CuseNation.com that Syracuse, Seton Hall and Providence were among the schools working the hardest for her son. Today, Taurean confirmed that information himself.
Seton Hall had two assistant coaches on hand to watch the 6-foot-10 big-man today.
As for Syracuse, "Everything is still the same, I still got a scholarship."
Thompson has cut Rutgers from his list, and St. John's is not recruiting him.
"I'm probably going to take some visits in the spring, I got three more officials," he said. "So I'm probably going to use that for long-distance schools."
If Thompson stays true to his word about seeing what each roster will look like next season, Syracuse could be at a disadvantage. If redshirt junior center Dajuan Coleman opts out of his final year of eligibility, Thompson would likely step into the backup center role to 7-foot-2 redshirt sophomore Paschal Chukwu.