Basketball Recruiting: Darius Thompson Commits to Tennessee

Three-star 2013 combo guard Darius Thompson has received interest from quite a few college basketball teams, but committed to the Tennessee Volunteers on March 23rd.

Feb 13, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Cuonzo Martin directs his team against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first half at Memorial Gym. The Volunteers beat the Commodores 58-46. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee finished this past season with an overall record of 20-13 and missed the NCAA Tournament. However, they made it to the NIT as a #2 seed, but lost to Mercer in the first round.

The Murfreesboro, Tennessee recruit has received offers from the Tennessee Volunteers, Vanderbilt Commodores, Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, Belmont Bruins, Butler Bulldogs, East Tennessee State Buccaneers, Morehead State Eagles, Murray State Racers, Purdue Boilermakers, Texas A&M Aggies, and Virginia Cavaliers.

The top four teams on Thompson’s list before the commitment where from the SEC (Vanderbilt, Alabama, Tennessee, and Auburn). He was originally committed to Vanderbilt, but decommitted from the Commodores on February 19th.

Since his decommitment from Vanderbilt, Thompson has only visted with Tennessee. However, Auburn, Alabama, Virginia, and Tennessee had coaches watch him on March 13th.

Thompson is a 6’4″, 175 pound guard from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He is currently a senior at Blackman High School. As a senior in 2012, Thompson averaged 16 points and six rebounds per game.

The three-star recruit is currently ranked 8th in the state of Tennessee, 4th among combo guards, and 188th nationally among 2013 high school recruits by 247Sports.

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