TRIA Prep Sports Salute, Nov. 11: Gophers signee Treyton Thompson

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Every Wednesday at 6:50 p.m., we bring you the TRIA Prep Sports Salute.

This week’s shoutout, on National Signing Day for basketball, goes to Gophers men’s hoops signee Treyton Thompson.

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Thompson, a 6-foot, 11-inch center, was rated a four-star recruit and the No. 22 center in the country by ESPN. After two years at Alexandria High School in Minnesota, Thompson transferred to La Lumiere School in Indiana.

"Treyton Thompson was a very important recruit for us," head coach Richard Pitino said in a news release. "It’s always huge to get one of the best players out of the state of Minnesota. Treyton has the size and skill to make an impact at the Big Ten level. He understands the value of playing for his home state and wants to be a part of special in the Maroon and Gold. Treyton will make an immediate impact on and off the court."