Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Aaron Thompson, a 6-foot-1 Class of 2017 point guard from Fairfax (VA) Paul VI Catholic and the Team Takeover AAU program, committed to Butler on Tuesday.
Thompson had initially committed to Pittsburgh a year ago but then changed course. He also considered VCU this time around.
“It was a great fit academically and basketball-wise,” he said. “I feel like I should come in and just be a leader and defender and everything else will come.”
Thompson is ranked the No. 35 point guard in the Class of 2017 by 247Sports.com.
“Aaron is a tremendous defender with a high basketball IQ,” said Paul VI coach Glenn Farello. “The coaching staff did a great job of presenting to him and his family their vision for him in their program.”
Thompson joins shooting guards Christian David and Cooper Neese and power forward Kyle Young in coach Chris Holtmann’s 2017 class.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.