Basketball Recruiting - Top 20 point guard Bruce Thornton talks options
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Top 20 point guard Bruce Thornton talks options

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Bruce Thornton’s phone blew up on June 15 with college coaches contacting him on the first day they could directly reach out to prospects in the 2022 class. But even before the 15th, Thornton collected several new offers recently.

Indiana, Ohio State and Purdue offered in the last couple weeks. On Monday, the No. 19 overall prospect in the 2022 Rivals150 received offers from Auburn, Maryland and Wake Forest. Louisville has been one of the new schools to show interest.

Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia (where his dad played football and his mother played basketball), Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Miami, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and Xavier offered in the past year as well.


Thornton discussed his most recent offers and the program he has family ties to.

Auburn: “Their team can really shoot it and use a lot of ball screens. I went down there for a game. It was a packed crowd and loud.”

Georgia: “I talked to Coach [Tom] Crean and Coach [Chad] Dollar. We didn’t even really talk basketball. I watched them play this year and they have a fast-paced offense that I like.”

Indiana: “That offer surprised me. They had a Hall of Famer in Isaiah Thomas. That’s a big basketball school."

Maryland: “The whole coaching staff played point guard, so they can help me become a better point guard.”

Ohio State: “They have a lot of history. Shannon Scott played there and he’s from Milton.”

Purdue: “They really want to build a relationship. They brought three different coaches down to see me. They really put in the time to recruit me.”

Wake Forest: “They are a new coaching staff so they are trying to find top players to come in. We had a good conversation.”


Like many of his peers in the 2022 class, it’s still very early in the process for Thornton. He’s still trying to build relationships and learn more about each of the schools that have come into the picture recently. He’s had the opportunity to see most of the schools located within a few hours of him like Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt. Look for him to get back on the road for more visits when the dead period ends. Don’t expect his recruitment to end any time soon and don’t expect the offers to stop rolling in either.