Kentucky Basketball continues to pick up the intensity in recruiting for the 2020 class, and a new combo guard has emerged this spring while getting the attention of John Calipari.
Bryce Thompson of Tulsa (OK) has led the Under Armour circuit in scoring this spring, and has recently been hearing from the Kentucky coaching staff.
6’5” Bryce Thompson’20 @B3thompson__ of @OklahomaRunPWP leads UA in scoring by a wide margin. Visits Michigan St. this weekend. Also has offers from Oklahoma, UNC, Iowa, Oklahoma St, Arkansas, Colorado, Houston & interest from Kentucky. Expected to add a Tennessee offer— Andrew Slater (@Andrew__Slater) May 7, 2019
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Through twelve games of AAU play this spring, Thompson is putting up a whopping 25.3 points per game. That is six more points per game than the next leading scorer, top-1- 2020 prospect Jalen Suggs.
Thompson is currently a four-star player that is ranked No. 61 overall, according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, but you can expect that number to be on the rise. He holds offers from the Kansas Jayhawks, North Carolina Tar Heels, Oklahoma Sooners, Arkansas Razorbacks and Texas A&M Aggies among others. He is set to visit the Michigan State Spartans this weekend, potentially picking up an offer there.
Since the beginning of this spring Under Armour session, he has shot 53% from the floor, 44% from behind the three-point line, and has averaged around four rebounds and three assists per game. This past weekend, he averaged 34.3 points in leading his team to a 3-1 record.
Kentucky’s guard situation in 2020 is shaky at best, as Sharife Cooper (Auburn), Jeremy Roach (Duke vs. Villanova), Jalen Green (Memphis) and BJ Boston (Duke) all seem to be trending elsewhere at the moment, so having more options like Thompson is very ideal.
On his official Under Armour page, he is listed as a point guard/shooting guard/small forward. At 6-5, he would have to stick to the guard position in the college game. But he also has another year to grow, so you never know.
Check out the video below to see what he is capable of:
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