Some rather minor news (hopefully) this morning on the basketball recruiting front. Isaiah Thompson, the 2019 Purdue commit and younger brother of P.J. Thompson, apparently suffered a broken bone in his foot this past weekend:
Tough break for Zionsville guard, Purdue recruit Isaiah Thompson. Broke a bone in left foot over weekend. Expects to be out a month or two.— Kyle Neddenriep (@KyleNeddenriep) April 17, 2018
Isaiah is coming off of a monster junior season at Zionsville, where he became the school’s all-time leading scorer past Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. He led the Eagles to their third straight Hoosier Crossroads Conference title, a 22-4 record, and first sectional championship since 1995 when Stevens was a player. Zionsville then lost a close one in the regional to Keion brooks and Fort Wayne North 55-51. He has already scored more than 1,500 points in his high school career and stands an excellent chance of cracking the top 50 all-time in state scoring. To get there he needs to reach 2,023 career points.
This will possibly cost him playing int he All-Star series in early June, as he was selected one of the “Core Six” junior all-stars slated to face the seniors 3 times. Purdue targets Brooks (Rivals No. 36), Trayce Jackson-Davis (Rivals No. 28), Armaan Franklin, and Mason Gillis were also selected to the “Core Six” with Thompson, so as an early commit he could pay huge dividends in making it a very good class for Matt Painter.