Darius Thompson will play his college basketball in the SEC. He announced over the weekend that he will join the Tennessee Volunteers.
He tweeted: “I’ve finally made a decision! Im keeping it orange. Next year I will be a Tennessee Volunteer.”
Thompson has had a fantastic high school basketball career and he will continue to grow his legend with the Volunteers. He’ll be able to go head to head with Marshall Henderson next year in the SEC and that should be quite fun to watch. Thompson averaged 16 points per game in his senior season.
The Volunteers have had a tough couple years since moving on from the Bruce Pearl-era and they could use a group of players to put them back on the map. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time they had any success in the March Madness tournament.
“When I went up to (Tennessee) for my unofficial visit, I knew that’s where I wanted to go,” Thompson told NBC’s Knoxville affiliate. “What really won me on Tennessee was the college atmosphere. They have one of the top 10 attendances. That’s huge. People would come up to me and introduce themselves.”
Tennessee’s 2013 class now has four members; Thompson is the fourth to go along with Robert Hubbs, A.J. Davis and Travon Landry. They are hoping Thompson can be the man to put them over the edge.