Brunswick (N.C.) Community College guard Alan-Michael Thompson gave the UL coaching staff his verbal…
Guard Has Louisiana at Top of List
"Alan has been an outstanding competitor for us," Coach Shaw stated. He has great range on from the perimeter, can handle the ball well and penetrate the lane. He is an outstanding free throw shooter, hitting 87% from the line this past season and he shot 37% from the three-point line. He is definitely a mid-major, to high mid-major prospect in my book. He is being recruited by Louisiana-Lafayette, Middle Tennessee, Illinois State, South Alabama, Mercer and Moorhead State right now. Louisiana-Lafayette and Illinois State and Moorhead have already offered Alan. He can definitely help any of those programs."
Alan-Michael Thompson has a official visit set for Louisiana next Thursday, March 24th and told us today that the Cajuns are at the top of his list right now.
"Coach Johnson told me that they really want me to come down and play for Louisiana," Alan said. "He said the program is really improving and they graduate their athletes. That is very important to me; I want to play in program that cares about academics and graduating their athletes. Coach Nikita also told that Lafayette is a good size city and there are many things to do in the area. I'm taking an official visit next to Louisiana next Thursday, March 24th."
With the number of programs interested in Thompson's service, how would he rate them right now?
"I like Louisiana and Middle Tennessee," Thompson stated. "Louisiana is at the top of my and I've been able to go on line to check out the facilities. They play in an arena that sits over 11,000 and their students really support them. I've never played in a arena that size, in front of those types of crowds. It would be really great to play in that arena, in front of those types of fans."
While the prospect of playing in the Cajun Dome is exciting for Thompson, he is also focused on continuing his major in Physical Therapy.
" "I will be graduating on time and it's important to me that the college I sign with has a good Physical Therapy program," Alan said. "When I finish playing college basketball, I want to have my degree. I haven't made my final decision yet, but I will sign in April."
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