While much of the 2015 recruiting attention has been focused on Kendall Small, it turns out the Gonzaga coaching staff has its eyes on two of the top wings on the West Coast as well. Conveniently for the staff, they also happen to be AAU teammates of Small.
As we recently reported, Small received an offer from Gonzaga during the April Evaluation period. He isn't the only member of the Superior Athletes AAU team to have a Gonzaga offer, as Mark Few officially offered Stephen Thompson Jr the same day he offered Small.
"Stevie is a deceptive guard," explained Don Small. "What Stevie has really worked on is getting to the lane and his mid-range shot. He has a deadly floater in his game."
Thompson has been on the Gonzaga radar since the start of his sophomore season, with the staff making a handful of visits out to watch him.
"He likes Gonzaga," Small said. "I have talked to him about Gonzaga and his father (the head coach at CSU LA) is intrigued by the school. They started looking at him during the high school season. Donny and Coach Lloyd went out and watched him like two or three times."
Jeremy Hemsley is the third talented prospect on the Superior Athletes team that also has the attention of the Gonzaga staff. With all three recruits on the Gonzaga radar, we wondered if there was a chance they might end of at the same college.
"I think it is very interesting as it could play out that way," Don said with a laugh. "I know Stevie, Kendall and Jeremy really like Gonzaga. UConn, UNLV and Boston College are hard after Hemsley. The interest is really starting to grow."