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IU basketball recruiting: Class of 2022 top-40 point guard Bruce Thornton to announce on Thanksgiving

One college basketball program will be giving thanks more than others on Thursday.

Class of 2022 point guard Bruce Thornton is ready to announce his college decision.

His AAU program broke the news on Twitter, indicating that the announcement will be made at 11:30 a.m. ET on SUV TV.

Thornton announced a final five earlier in the month that included Big Ten programs Purdue and Ohio State, along with Georgia and Alabama from the SEC.

When he narrowed to five schools Thornton said he intended to wait until next summer to decide.

Thornton is a top-40 recruit, and a four or five-star depending on the recruiting service.  Point guard is a priority position for IU in the class of 2022.

Thornton’s parents both attended Georgia, but his high school coach told The Daily Hoosier that won’t play a big role in his recruitment.

“They’re (Georgia) recruiting him, but it’s going to come down to his relationship with the head coach,” Allen Whitehart told The Daily Hoosier in June.  “His mom will say ‘Georgia is where I went to play. He’s going to go where he wants to play.’ She is originally from Colorado.

“Where his parents played is going to have no impact on where he goes to school.”

Thornton told 247Sports’ national reporter Travis Branham that he appreciates Indiana’s early interest and consistency in the process.

“They offered me when I was rising up and they see something in me,” Thornton told 247Sports.  “Coach Mike Roberts, the assistant coach, has been consistent since day one and he has been letting me know that they need me at the school so I can turn the program around.”

An Atlanta Journal Constitution first team all-state selection for Milton High School in Alpharetta, Thornton averaged 23 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game to lead the Eagles to the GHSA Class AAAAAAA state semifinals as a sophomore.

Thornton shot 37 percent from long range as a sophomore.

The 6-foot-2 and 195 Thornton plays an aggressive, physical style on both ends of the floor.  He is a capable scorer at all three levels and takes the defensive end serious.

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