Derryck Thornton Jr. Highlights

Dylan Burkhardt

Ball Is Life published recent highlights of class of 2016 point guard Derryck Thornton Jr. Thornton is one of the top prospects on Michigan’s recruiting board and is expected to take an unofficial visit to Ann Arbor in June.

  • serious

    Kid has some Trey Burke in his game.

    • DingoBlue

      Agreed. Seems to have a knack for finding the hoop when it doesn’t look like he should be able to.

  • jlustig22

    He has crazy handles especially that killer crossover. He looks very thin but I’m sure he will fill out as he develops physically.

  • geoffclarke

    Love Thornton. Hope he ends up playing for Michigan. I see a future NBAer who can score and handle. And he’ll be even better when he adds some strength. If we can get him, I would imagine more players would want to follow him…he looks like someone you’d want to play with (definitely not against).

  • Jake

    Hope he can shoot from the perimeter…

  • jblair52

    needs to work on his ball handling

  • Wayman Britt

    This kid needs a orthopedic doctor following him around, because he is break’n so many ankles. Wow.

  • NC Blue

    This may sound a bit funny, but this reminds me of Drew Neitzel’s high school tape on steroids. Much, much more athletic, but the crossovers, ability to shoot with either hand, size, and shooting form all remind me of Neitzel. Maybe that’s just the West Michigan person in me, but that’s what I thought of after watching. Not saying those 2 are in the same class though.

  • countourzealous

    Wow, if this kid already has skills like that, imagine what Beilein and co. could do to develop him and refine his game. Resembles Burke as well. Definitely want to keep an eye on this one.