Blackman's Darius Thompson finally signs letter-of-intent

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 10:07pm

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Darius Thompson, a 6-foot-4 guard from Murfreesboro, has signed a national letter of intent to play for Tennessee.

The university announced the addition of Thompson on Wednesday, the first day of the spring signing period.

Thompson originally intended to sign with Vanderbilt but recently reopened his recruitment. He averaged 16.4 points, 6.4 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 steals this season while leading Blackman High School to a 30-1 season and an appearance in the Tennessee Class AAA state quarterfinals. Blackman went 56-5 in Thompson's final two seasons.

Thompson is the son of Lonnie Thompson, the head coach at Cumberland University, an NAIA program in Lebanon, Tenn.

Thompson is the fourth member of Tennessee's 2013-14 freshman class. Guards Robert Hubbs and Travon Landry and swingman A.J. Davis signed with the Volunteers in November.


5 Comments on this post:

By: Rasputin72 on 4/18/13 at 2:48

There could be many reasons for not signing with Vanderbilt. One cannot however dismiss the thoight that a little bit of Kevin Stallings goes a long way.

By: PKVol on 4/18/13 at 7:42

I will hesitantly borrow a line from James Franklin as it applies to Kevin Stallings. If you want to settle for less, you can go somewhere else. Kevin Stallings may not be personable or even likable, but he demands commitment and will not tolerate mediocrity.

If you want to be pushed to get achieve your maximum potential, Stallings is the right coach, if you want to achieve what make you happy, you are better off somewhere else.

By: pshipwrite on 4/18/13 at 7:56

A little bit of Rasputin72 goes a long way, too.

By: joe41 on 4/18/13 at 9:42

We will see what the UT coach promised and whether he can deliver on that promise. I think not.


By: 4gold on 4/19/13 at 8:29

Trading down to a party school over a valuable scholarship. How intelligent can he be?

Go Dores, Preds, Titans! Go Nashville a great place to live!