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Syracuse Basketball Recruiting: Thompson Trims List to Three

Tauren Thompson, who Syracuse has been pursuing for some months now, has cut his list of potential school choices down to three.

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CuseNation.com's, Ben Sigel, is reporting that Tauren Thompson has trimmed his list of schools down to three. Syracuse made the cut, along with Seton Hall and Michigan State. Thompson has visited both Syracuse and Seton Hall in the past two weeks, and he is expected to take his last official visit to Michigan State this week.

Thompson's visit to Syracuse came over the weekend, along with a slew of other recruitsThompson's visit reportedly went well:

"Taurean's visit went well," Brewster coach Jason Smith said via text message on Monday morning. "He enjoyed it very much."

He had visited Syracuse previously, but took this trip with his mother, Sherese Piper.

Syracuse offered Thompson way back in early September of last year, and the Orange are still right in the mix for his duties. Syracuse may not be close to done in the class of 2016, the Orange also received a visit from Turkish Center Omer Yurtseven this past weekend. Syracuse has room for both Thompson and Yurtseven, and Malachi Richardson if he were to return.

There is still no time table for Thompson's decision.

Thompson is a 6-foot-10 inch power forward/center. He is from New Jersey and played at St. Anthony's under legendary coach Bob Hurley. Thompson transferred to Brewster Academy for his senior season this year. Former Syracuse players, C.J Fair, Ron "Buss" Patterson, and Chris McCullough all attended Brewster.

On Wednesday of this week, Michigan State received a commitment from 6-foot-9 inch transfer Ben Carter, only enhancing Syracuse's chances of landing Thompson.