Coming off an initial official visit to Gonzaga, Deon Thompson is in the midst of trying to figure out what he terms a "mess." Thompson, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound power forward from Torrance, Calif., got himself in this "mess" when he got his body in shape and his game together for a monster July. As it stands now for Thompson, two more visits are set in stone, two others are tentatively scheduled and seven schools total are on his list.
"UCLA just left my house, and it went really well," Thompson told Rivals.com on Monday night. "Coach Roy Williams is coming in tomorrow [Tuesday]. Coach Prosser on Wednesday. Uconn on the 20th. And Indiana is trying to schedule an in-home visit and might come on the 21st."
Indiana is attempting to join a school list comprised of UCLA, Connecticut, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Gonzaga, Arizona State and Kentucky. All seven of these schools have offered Thompson, who is the No. 69 ranked prospect in the Rivals150.
"I don't have a leader right now," said Thompson. "I'm just trying to figure this mess out. The main thing for me is to find a place where I can play and develop the rest of my game."
Already having unofficially visited Kentucky, Thompson took his first official visit to Gonzaga last weekend.
"I had a really nice time," he said. "I met a lot of good people, and Coach Few is a really nice guy."
Up next is Connecticut this weekend, and Thompson said he would then definitely visit North Carolina September 30.
Although he has two other visits tentatively scheduled, the other four schools on his list are still candidates to actually land one of the final two visits.
"I'm scheduled to visit Arizona State on the 23rd," he said. "I'm not sure, though, if I'm going to make that visit. If I don't go, I'll either go to UCLA or Wake Forest. I also was going to Kentucky for Midnight Madness, but I've already been there on an unofficial, so I'm not sure If I'm going back for an official."
Deon Thompson scouting report:
A wide bodied post player, Thompson does most of his damage around the basket. With quick feet and soft hands, Thompson is able to score going to either shoulder with his back to the basket. He appears destined to be a double-double impact player on the high major level.