With his legendary high school career at Bishop Montgomery (California) now over, 2017 Oregon State commit Ethan Thompson is starting to prepare to take his game to the college level. The first step of that long and arduous process for top-tier recruits usually begins on the high-school all-star game circuit, where Thompson previously had been left out in the cold by notable outlets such as the McDonald’s and Jordan Brand selection committees. However, Ballislife thought differently of the future Beaver star, inviting him to partake in their 7th annual All-American Game, which will be played on May 6th at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California.
Thompson will suit up for “Team Elite”, alongside fellow Pac-12 commits in Arizona’s Ira Lee, Stanford’s K.Z. Okpala, UCLA’s Kris Wilkes and Jalen Hill and USC’s Charles O’Bannon Jr.. Team Elite will compete against “Team Future”, which boats another batch of future league players, in Arizona’s Brandon Randolph and UCLA’s LiAngelo Ball and Jaylen Hands. The event is also headlined by some of the country’s top “undeclared” talents in seven-footer Mo Bamba, IMG Academy point guard Trevon Duval and La Lumiere swingman Brian Bowen. Full rosters from both teams can be found here.
The game will be a great opportunity for Thompson to compete against a national scale of players, many of whom he will face off against as college freshmen next season. A few non-undeclared or Pac-12 bound players to keep an eye on in this one include future Kentucky point guard Quade Green, future Minnesota point guard Isaiah Washington, future Oklahoma point guard Trae Young and recent UNLV commit Brandon McCoy. For those wishing to attend, tickets to the game can be purchased here.