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Indiana Gets No. 35 Jr PF Race Thompson

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ESPN No. 35 ranked high school power forward Race Thompson has committed to Indiana.

 

The 6-8 big man out of Robbinsdale Armstrong HS (MN) averaged 14.4 points and 6.9 rebounds for D1 Minnesota in the two spring live periods (through eight games).

 

“They made Race a priority and made him feel really wanted,” D1 Minnesota Director Jeremy Miller told Scout of why Thompson picked the Hoosiers. “The coaching staff, they did a great job recruiting him.”

 

Thompson, who just completed his junior season, plans to reclassify into the 2017 class and join Indiana next season, training with the team as a redshirt freshman.

 

“I just wanted to take my game to the next level as fast as possible,” Thompson told TheHoosier.com. “Going earlier, I think it’d be better for me.”

 

Crimsonquarry.com’s Jacob Rude believes the Hoosiers could really use the versatile Thompson.

 

“Indiana lost three of its top four leading scorers from last year: Thomas Bryant, James Blackmon Jr. and OG Anunoby,” wrote Rude. “Getting Thompson a year earlier than expected would be a great boost for [new IU head coach Archie] Miller ahead of his first year on the sideline for the Hoosiers.”

 

“Thompson is listed as a 6’8”, 200-pound power forward. Despite having the reputation as a bruiser, his mobility allows him to exploit bigger foes,” Rude added.

 

Indiana beat out the likes of Minnesota, Iowa State, Baylor, Providence, and Kansas State to land Thompson.

 

 

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