One of the top 2015 prospects in the Country out of the State of California, Stephen Thompson Jr of Bishop Montgomery High School (CA) has been showing out grabbing major attention from college recruiters and media outlets. Mid Major Hoops Report has invited him to our “Players Corner” where we at Mid Major Hoops Report are proud to highlight him and allow him to give us insight into his recruitment at this time….
Stephen Thompson Jr. has a smooth shooting stroke that extends out to 22-feet. His shot is tight off the catch and he is getting better creating off the dribble. Despite his reputation as a shooter, the most impressive aspect of his game is his savvy. – ESPN.COM
MMHR: What is your official height and weight?
STJ: 6’3″ 160lbs.
MMHR: What position do you see yourself playing in college?
STJ: Combo guard 2 and 1.
MMHR: What AAU team are you playing with this year?
STJ: Superior Athletes.
MMHR: Describe your game for coaches and fans who haven’t seen you play yet?
STJ: I shoot the 3 ball. I play at an up tempo pace. Defensively, I use my length for steals and deflections.
MMHR: What makes you stand out the most from other players you compete against?
STJ: My 3 point shooting.
MMHR: What part of your game do you feel like you’ve improved on the most in
the last year?
STJ: I would say my strength. Also, I am better defensively, especially on the ball.
MMHR: What aspect of your game are you working the hardest on to improve?
STJ: Getting stronger.
MMHR: What schools have shown strong interest so far?
STJ: Arizona State; San Diego State; Gonzaga; USC; Creighton; Stanford.
MMHR: Who are some of the college coaches who have made an impression on you
and your family?
STJ: Coach Sendek from Arizona State and Coach Enfield from USC.
MMHR:Do you have a top five to ten schools you’re looking at right now?
STJ: I haven’t narrowed it down yet.
MMHR: What schools have you visited? Do you have any visits planned for the
STJ: I visited Stanford, San Diego State, and USC. I have no dates set up yet.
MMHR: Would you prefer to play college basketball close to home, or is that
not a factor for you?
STJ: Not a factor.
MMHR: How hard do you work on your game? How much time do you put in?
STJ: I work very hard every day with my dad at least one and half hours every day.
MMHR: How old were you when you first picked up a basketball?
STJ: 4 or 5 years old.
MMHR: What things are really important to you when it comes to choosing where to play college basketball?
STJ: It is a combination of academics and athletics. Also, early playing time is important. Being able to contribute to the team my first year will play a role in my decision.
MMHR: Who are some of your mentors who helped you get to where you are right now?
STJ: My father.
MMHR: What’s your favorite moment as a basketball player so far?
STJ: Winning state this past year.
MMHR: What are your short term goals as a basketball player?
STJ: Contribute to a D1 program and win another state title.
MMHR: What are your long term goals?
STJ: Play professional basketball.
MMHR: Do you have a Facebook or Twitter that you’d like to share?
MMHR: What style of play do you prefer?
STJ: Up tempo style.
MMHR: Who’s a player in college basketball or the NBA that you really respect?
STJ: Steph Curry and James Young.
MMHR: Do you prefer Nike, adidas, or Under Armour?
STJ: No preference.
Thank you, to the Thompson Family for allowing us to interview your son. Please keep us informed and upto date on his future recruitment.