Cats offer 2016 PG

Cats offer 2016 PG

Kentucky coach John Calipari appears to have identified his top point guard target in the Class of 2016.

The UK boss extended a scholarship offer to Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep standout Derryck Thornton on Sunday, according to Scout national basketball analyst Evan Daniels, after playing host to the player for an official visit on his way home from the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Virginia.

Thornton (6-2, 165) is rated the No. 2 point guard in the juior class and the No. 11 prospect overall by Scout. He also holds offers from porgrams like Arizona, UConn, Florida, Michigan and Missouri, among others.

Scout national basketball analyst Josh Gershon offered the following report on Thornton's play during the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va.:

Already Scout.com's 11th ranked prospect in 2016, Thornton more than solidified his standing as one of the best talents in his class. There wasn't a point guard who outperformed him all week, especially given the way he consistently made everyone around him better, which should be objective number one for a point guard. Thornton was elite in pick and roll situations, hit midrange jumpers, got to the basket, drew fouls and used his handle and shiftiness to create for others. In his statement week, he led his team to an NBPA camp title.

Thornton joins an early list of 2016 offers that includes swingman Jayson Tatum, power forward Harry Giles, center/forward Thon Maker, small forward Dedric Lawson, power forward M.J. Cage and center Udoka Azubuike. Maker, it should be noted, has been rumored to be re-classifying to 2015.

Stay tuned to AllWildcats for more details on Thornton's visit.

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