Derryck Thornton Jr. is already one of the top players in the class of 2016. The point guard recruit is currently ranked as the 33rd-best player in his class according to 247 Sports composite rankings. We watched Thornton at the Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis and he was very impressive, showing off a wide array of advanced moves and great vision.
The Henderson, NV native is already a top recruit, the particularly industrious youngster wants to keep improving. So he decided to enlist the help of some experts. Namely, a group of current NBA players training at a complex near Thornton’s home.
Thornton has been training since the close of the AAU season at Impact Basketball, alongside such players as Chauncey Billups, Mike Conley and Sebastian Telfair. While he is impressed with what they can do on the court, Thornton said he’s really learning from the work they put in.
“I look at it like, the NBA game is different than high school and college, the way they play, how hard the work ...