One of the top basketball players in Minnesota's Class of 2021 is leaving the state to play at a prep school in Indiana.
Treyton Thompson, a 6'11'' forward who averaged 15.9 points and 8.5 rebounds at Alexandria High School as a sophomore last season, is transferring to La Lumiere in LaPorte, Indiana.
The college prep school is located in northwest Indiana, about an hour from Chicago, and the school is known in athletics for boasting one of the top basketball teams in the country.
Thompson told the Alexandria Echo Press that the prep school has everything he wants, including one-on-one weight training and "all you can eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches."
La Lumiere finished the 2018-19 season ranked second in the USA Today Super 25 poll, finishing the season 30-1. Their only loss came in the national title game to No. 1 IMG Academy.
Thompson is the third-ranked player in Minnesota's Class of 2021, trailing Kendall Brown and Chet Holmgren of Minnehaha Academy. Brown went to East Ridge High School but recently announced that he'll play his junior year at Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas.
The Gophers are among the colleges to have already offered Thompson a scholarship, and Thompson told the Echo Press that he'll keep the University of Minnesota in mind when it's time to make his choice.
“Minnesota will always be home. I’ll always have a connection to them,” Thompson said. "They’re always going to be in my top five probably, because that’s home. I might want to rep my home (state) when I get out of high school."
Holmgren, Brown and Thompson are all highly rated nationally in 247 Sports' Class of 2021 rankings. Holmgren, a 5-star recruit, ranks fourth overall; Brown, a high-end 4-star recruit, ranks 23rd; and Thompson, a 4-star recruit, ranks 115th.