Paul VI High School (Farifax, VA) senior, Aaron Thompson, will be visiting VCU this coming weekend.
Thompson received a release from his letter of intent after originally committing to play at Pittsburgh from the Atlantic Coast Conference. He will be immediately eligible for the 2017 season.
An ESPN 4* point guard, Thompson would fill a void for the Rams over the next four years. At 6’1″ he is known for his leadership skills and versatile nature on the court.
Thompson is the only player to ever tally 800 points, 400 assists, 300 rebounds, and 200 steals at Paul VI High School. He also leaves their program as the all-time winningest player with 98 wins.
Before his arrival to VCU on Saturday, Thompson will stop in Butler to visit their program. He also visited George Mason earlier this week.
At VCU, Thompson would see plenty of minutes as he would be the primary backup to senior Jonathan Williams in the point guard position. Coach Mike Rhoades has also alluded to a run-and-gun style system that breeds playing time for both starters and players off the bench.
Coach Rhoades also talked about a focus on defense first and transition buckets while making sure to let the players play basketball. Seen as both an elite defender with the ability to come up with steals, and a leader on the offensive end, Thompson could see his stock rise quickly in Richmond.
Should the point guard sign with VCU he would join an incoming class that includes Marcus Santos-Silva, Sean Mobley, Marcus Evans, Khris Lane, and Lewis Djonkam as they look to extend VCU’s record in the state of Virginia by getting their 8th straight trip to the Big Dance.