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Hornet men' basketball adds Bryan Thompson of New Britain High School

Hornet men' basketball adds Bryan Thompson of New Britain High School

Lyndonville, VT - Bryan Thompson, a 5'10" combo guard from New Britain High School in New Britain, CT, has deposited and committed to Northern Vermont University-Lyndon's men's basketball program for the Fall 2019 semester. Thompson will study Exercise Science at Lyndon.

Thompson was a key contributor for a New Britain team that advanced to the Connecticut State Division II Championship Game this past season.  The Golden Hurricanes were one of the most improved teams in Connecticut and advanced to the Division II title game for the first time in 22 years.

Thompson averaged 9.5 points, 4.5 assists, 2 steals and 5.7 rebounds after transferring to New Britain for his senior year.  Prior to that he was a three-year starter at University High School of Science & Engineering in Hartford, CT.  Over his four-year varsity career he averaged 15.5 points, 6.5 assists, 2.9 steals and 6.3 rebounds per game.  Thompson holds holds school records at University for most points in a single game (42) and most three-point goals in a game (11).  He was an Honorable Mention All-Conference selectionas a freshman.  As a sophomore he led University to its conference championship game while averaging 22.8 points a game and shooting 68% from the floor.

Thompson also played club basketball with Academic Family Basketball Academy for three seasons.  His teams captured the Zero Gravity and United States Basketball Association. 9th Grade National Championship, the USBA 10th Grade National Championship, and the Youth Sports Athletic League 17u Varsity National Championship.

Lyndon head coach David Pasiak remarked "Bryan wil be a great addition to our program who will provide us with depth and versatility at either guard position.  He has been a major contributor to winning programs at a number of levels.  Most importantly, he is another high character young man who will make a positive contribution to the culture and foundation that we are building."

Thompson's coach at New Britain, Kurt Reis, added "Bryan is a great kid who has the desire to get better each day.  Bryan takes pride in doing the little things on the floor.  Bryan will be a great teammate and an asset to the basketball program."

Thompson joins Levi Haviland of Poultney, VT, Josh Rivers of Island Pond, VT, Tyrese Harris of Wiesbaden, Germany, and Peyton Olsen of Middleburgh, NY in NVU-Lyndon's 2019 recruiting class.