The 2019 class continues to garner most of the attention but a host of hungry young sophomores from the Class of 2020 are front and center on deck waiting their turn to be center stage on the recruiting trail.  One talented sophomore who’s really just starting to elevate his status is power forward Terrance Thompson of La Crosse Central in Wisconsin.

A 6-7 225 plus pound forward from Wisconsin, Thompson is a blend of power and instincts that makes for an interesting and intriguing sophomore to watch closely.  His strength, power, agility, and athleticism give him the potential to be a solid defender both around the basket and away from the rim and they also give him the ability to play the power forward spot and slide over to Center on occasion if needed.  A strong rebounder with a solid feel for the ball around the basket, Thompson has consistently delivered double double type performances with his rebounding pacing his production game in and game out.  Offensively the up and coming forward has the ability to score with his back to the basket, in transition, and by facing up with a jumper that can extend both to the 15 foot range and beyond the arc on occasion.  An intangible type forward who can mix it up physically and defend both the 4 and the 5 effectively given his strength and instincts, Thompson took a solid step forward this past July and his best basketball is in front of him and schools have begun to take notice.  

Thompson held offers from UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee heading into July and after changing grassroots travel programs in July Thompson took some nice steps forward in his development and that solid play allowed him to triple the number of offers he held by adding ones from DePaul, Missouri State, Illinois-Chicago, and Grambling State despite only playing a few tournaments with his new team.  Thompson is also starting to get interest from Minnesota (He took an unofficial visit to the Gophers in early September), Miami (OH), and Southern Illinois amongst others.  Still far from a finished product, Thompson’s strength, instincts, and athleticism give him a nice ceiling with some potential to grow and expand his game and you can expect him to see his recruiting trail pick up over the next 12-14 months as he’s the classic late blooming talent that low, mid, and even high major programs start to target during the spring and summers of their junior year annually.  

Thompson played with the Wisconsin based Phenom University program this past July.