The next stop for P.J. Thompson is Purdue.
While I noticed today on twitter that Isaac Haas and Jacquil Taylor made departed for Purdue to begin their college careers, incoming point guard P.J. Thompson had one final HS commitment this weekend. Thompson was a member of the prestigious Indiana All-Star team, which swept Kentucky yet again for their 12th and 13th win in the long-running all-star series.
On Friday night the Indiana boys played Kentucky in Lexington and earned a 104-94 over their foes from the Bluegrass State. James Blackmon Jr. ballhogged his was to 41 points on 13 of 26 shooting to lead Indiana with 41 points. One-time Purdue targets Travon Bluiett and Bryant McIntosh both started for Indiana and had 18 and 13 points, respectively. Mr. basketball Trey Lyles was even sidelined for the weekend with an injury, but Indiana still had no problem.
As for Thompson, he was limited by a minor foot injury, but still played six minutes and had eight points on 3 of 5 shooting. Thompson did connect on a three in his limited time and was 1 of 2 at the line.
Tonight was the second of the two game series and the Indiana boys won at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Thompson played 11 minutes, but was scoreless with only one field goal attempt. He had an assist and a turnover too, thus preventing him from having an 11 trillion. Indiana went on to win 111-99 behind 32 points from Bluiett and 23 from Blackmon. To credit Blackmon, he did have eight assists tonight.
So that's it for Thompson. He did not see a lot of action in the all-star series because of his foot, but he did get to play with a solid group of players. Now it's time to get him on campus.