Posted On: 04/4/18 6:43 PM
St. Thomas Academy point guard Jack Thompson helped get the Cadets back to state for the second straight year and now he’s getting ready for his 17U season.
“Things went pretty well for us this year,” Thompson told Prep Hoops. “We made it to the state tournament again, which was really good.
“Although, we didn’t end up reaching our goal of winning a game in state, I think that will fuel us in our offseason workouts to keep us focused and getting better.”
St. Thomas Academy faced a really rough non-conference schedule and went 4-6 against run of teams. It prepared the Cadets for a 13-3 Metro East Conference run as well as a 5-1 post-season record (STA won the Consolation Championship).
That schedule also helped Jack Thompson improve as a player.
“I think I have gotten stronger in the summer and with that I have been able to use my body a lot more in the lane,” Jack said.
“I also use that to help get to a multitude of different finishes that I’ve been working on all of last summer. I also think I have improved my point guard skills as well as being a leader on the court.”
After putting up 12.3 points, four assists, and two steals a game Thompson is looking to have a big year with the Comets.
“I will be playing for the Minnesota Comets this year,” Jack said. “The team is looking really good so far and I am really looking forward to getting to know them better and am very excited to start playing in some games with them!”
Thompson shot an impressive 48.6 percent from the floor as a guard including 35.5 percent at the arc. College programs are following Jack closely.
“A lot of different programs from all different levels have contacted me,” Thompson said.
“The ones that have reached out to me personally are: North Dakota, Sioux Falls, Winona State, SD School of Mines, Jamestown, St. Thomas, and St. John’s.”