Taurean Thompson cuts list to three

Class of 2016 big man Taurean Thompson cuts list to three.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Class of 2016 recruit Taurean Thompson has cut his list of schools to three: Syracuse, Seton Hall and Michigan State, a source told CuseNation.com. 

The Orange has been on Thompson since last year, while Michigan State offered him a scholarship roughly two weeks ago. The Spartans are likely to get his last official visit, as he has previously used the other four.

Syracuse first began showing interest in Thompson last summer, while an offer came in early September. He took an official visit to SU in late September, where most felt they were close to landing him.

Fast forward eight months and Syracuse is still pursuing the class of 2016 big man, but it's anyone's guess on how close he is to deciding. 

Seton Hall has also been interested in Thompson for quite a while. The Pirates received an offer visit back in April. 

Sherese Piper, Thompson's mother, was unavailable for immediate comment. 

Syracuse is also pursuing class of 2016 five-star center Omer Yurtseven out of Turkey. He's a 7-footer that is projected as the No. 14 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. 

The Orange has room for both Thompson and Yurtseven, as well as Malachi Richardson - if he chooses to return for his sophomore season.

Thompson previously cut his list to four schools - Syracuse, Providence, Seton Hall and Georgetown. Throw Michigan State in there and eliminate Providence and Georgetown, and that's where we stand today. 


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