I know Stanford Women’s Basketball Fans the world over are looking forward to the upcoming 2012 Fall/Winter season, but while you were sleeping, Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer and staff are already thinking about next next season.
Word came the other day from High School Blogs that Khaliyah “Lili” Thompson, has committed to Stanford for 2013.
C and R received this email came from Greg Thompson to confirm that his daughter, Lili Thompson has committed to Stanford. Read from the proud papa.
The Sporting News Honorable Mention All-American transferred from Punahou High School in Hawaii, and led her Texas high school team to the state playoffs two years in a row.
Despite going largely unnoticed by national recruiting services due to a sprained ankle that forced her to miss last year’s summer season, Thompson was ranked #2 in the state, and #9 nationally by Premier Basketball Report and led the Timberview Lady Wolves (2009-2010, 5-4A State Champions) in points, assists, and steals.
The Texas Girls’ Coaches Association All-State Team unanimous pick, and TABC All-Region team member was also a First Team All-District select and earned All-District Academic honors. Thompson is the only high school athlete to be selected as an instructor at Point Guard College.
With a mid-range game not often seen in high school players, Thompson caught the eyes of many top-level D-1 programs. She was highly recruited by schools in the SEC, Big 10, Big 12, Conference USA and the PAC 12. She captured the attention of Stanford coaches with her slashing abilities, agility, court leadership, and lock-down defense.
Thompson also considered Georgia, Rice, Kentucky, Texas, Wisconsin, Princeton, Tulane, and the University of Texas at Arlington. She played AAU ball with the Nike-sponsored elite teams Michigan Crossover, DFW Elite T-Jack, and Cy-Fair Shock.
And if you don’t believe Dad, just take a gander at Lili’s highlights
Wow! She has speed, drives to the hoop AND blocks shots!?! Just Awesome! While C and R are looking forward to next season (and the Olympics for the next few weeks). We also can’t wait for next next basketball season!
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