My name is Lachlan Thompson. I am a 16-year- old, 6’1” guard from Choudrant, Louisiana. Growing up in Bossier City, Louisiana afforded me the opportunity to play soccer, but when my family and I moved to Ruston and with soccer no longer an option, I transitioned to playing basketball- a decision I am forever grateful for. As a second-grader, my parents enrolled me in a church league called Upward. Unfortunately, before the season started, I broke my wrist. Since I could not play, my dad got me a set of training videos by Pete Maravich. I was determined to work through the setback of this injury, using my nondominant left to run through these drills while my wrist healed. Even at such a young age, I realized that skill is earned and talent has to be developed. Now, in my Junior year of high school, this mindset applies more than ever as me and my teammates push each other past our limits to achieve the common goal of success- both on and off the court. My passion for basketball does not end when team practices are done, however. I workout one-on-one with a trained CrossFit instructor, following a nutrition plan to further improve my strength and agility. Additionally, I train countless hours a week with a former collegiate player and with at home drills as well to fuel my competitive drive. Although winning games is not the only objective of basketball, I train with this goal in mind and find opportunities to contribute to the overall win for my team.
I am searching for a program that equally emphasizes team companionship and a willingness to win. Additionally, I would like to find a school with an excellent pre-med program as I want to become a sports medicine physician. Throughout high school, I have maintained a 4.0+ GPA in advanced placement classes. My favorite subject is Algebra because the material challenges me in a way similar to basketball. As a final note, I will continue to work daily to help both my current and future team win no matter what role I play.