Arguably the top point guard in the junior class, and a consensus top 10 recruit in the Class of 2016 has narrowed his list of scholarship offers to just 10.
Findlay Prep (Nevada) 2016 point guard Derryck Thornton told Josh Gershon of Scout.com on Tuesday that Arizona, California, Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, N.C. State, USC and UNLV are the only teams remaining in his recruitment.
“I want to watch a lot of games to see how I can fit into these programs,” he told Scout. “I want to see their style of play, how the coaches react to the players and the point guard.”
It’s not surprising that the 6-foot-2 Thornton is wasting little time making moves in his recruitment. Thornton told NBCSports.com back in July during the Reebok Breakout Challenge that he isn’t caught up in the hype and attention.
“I’m trying not to, I’m really just trying to focus on my game,” Thornton told NBCSports.com. “I wasn’t into it when I wasn’t as known and I’m not into it now.”
Thornton is listed as the No. 9 overall junior by Rivals, four spots behind fellow point guard Dennis Smith.