Five-star prospect commits to the University of Kansas

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Five-star 2020 guard Bryce Thompson has announced his commitment to the University of Kansas.

Thompson chose the Jayhawks over North Carolina, Oklahoma and others.

“It’s Kansas. It’s a great, storied program with a Hall of Fame coach,” said Thompson. “I built a relationship with the coaching staff over a long period of time during my recruiting process.”

Thompson continued, “I enjoyed my time with the players while on my official visit. I like their up-tempo style of play and hope to contribute as a freshman. Lawrence is a four-hour drive from home. So it’s close, but not too close. I leaned on my parents when coming to this decision. As former college athletes, they’ve been through the recruiting process and I trust them to highlight areas I may have missed. We took most visits as a family and debriefed after each one. I’m grateful to have my family to lean on through this process. They know my goals and are committed to helping me position myself to achieve them. I don’t take them for granted.”

Thompson becomes the Jayhawks’ first five-star commitment since the 2018 class.

He was ranked as the 25th overall player in the ESPN 100 and No. 1 in the state of Oklahoma.

According to 247Sports‘ Composite rankings, he was ranked as the 19th overall player and No. 1 in the state of Oklahoma.

The 6-foot-5 shooting guard averaged 24.4 points per game and shot 45.8 percent from three-point range for the Oklahoma Run PWP grassroots program on the Under Armour Association circuit last spring and summer.

Thompson, who has been described as a “big-time scorer who can knock down shots from all three levels,” will give Kansas coach Bill Self an immediate scoring and shooting boost.