New Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings was recruiting point guard Aaron Thompson when Stallings was the coach at Vanderbilt. Thompson from Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) had visited the Nashville campus last spring.
So when Stallings moved to Pitt, he went after Thompson again. Thompson committed over the weekend, becoming the first member of the Class of 2017 for Stallings with the Panthers.
Thompson is ranked as a four-star prospect and the No. 23 point guard in the nation by Scout.com. He chose Pitt over Temple, Nebraska, Virginia Tech and SMU, among others.
“I picked Pitt because I feel like it was the best situation for me personally,” Thompson told SNY.tv. “I feel as though I can go in and make a difference just by trying to be a leader and affect the game in every way possible. I feel as though there is mutual trust between me and Coach Stallings.”
Thompson plays his summer ball with Team Takeover.