Kansas basketball signee and former five-star recruit Bryce Thompson has been awarded Gatorade’s Player of the Year in the state of Oklahoma.
Bryce Thompson has been receiving all kinds of national awards and recognitions. The Kansas basketball signee was recently named Gatorade’s Player of the Year in the state of Oklahoma, but this isn’t the first time he’s earned the award. This is actually the second year in a row that Thompson has been named Gatorade’s Player of the Year in Oklahoma.
Thompson was also selected as a McDonald’s All-American; however, the game was unfortunately canceled due to the rise of COVID-19.
During his senior year of high school, the high school phenom recorded 24.6 points per game. As a true freshman, he should be able to make an immediate impact for the Jayhawks, possibly having a chance to start depending on how things shake out in the offseason.
Thompson is certainly the highlight of Kansas basketball’s strong 2020 recruiting class that also features four-star recruits Tyon Grant-Foster and Gethro Muscadin, as well as three-star prospect Latrell Jossell. Bill Self’s 2020 recruiting class currently ranks No. 12 in the country and No. 3 in the Big 12 Conference according to Rivals.
READ MORE: Breaking down the 2020 recruiting class
As it stands now, Thompson is projected to be a first-round pick in the NBA Draft. If he can come to Kansas, have a really solid season, and then meet that expectation, it’d be huge for Self on the recruiting trail.
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It’s exciting to think about what Thompson can do at Kansas. He has all the tools, the hype, and the skill to make his mark. Jayhawk fans will get their first look at Thompson in the crimson and blue at Late Night in the Phog 2020.