Brandon Thompson was a tower underneath for the North Penn-Liberty Mounties basketball team, and forced almost any team’s offense to adjust to his presence.
His size alone is intimidating, standing at 6’7” and a wingspan that seems to be endless, Thompson was able to lead all of District 4 in blocks with 90 and over three per game and it doesn’t even show the true impact with the amount of altered shots and inside shots erased just with his presence.
Anytime someone would drive the lane against Liberty, you could feel the crowd anticipating a monster block getting sent into the crowd and lighting a fire for a Liberty team who lived and died on big runs.
Thompson also had good hands for a big man, and came away with just under one steal per contest. He also was the top-rebounder on the Mounties securing 7.6 boards per game with over five of those coming on the defensive end.
Thompson put up a season-high nine blocks in a win against Towanda, and when Thompson struggled on the offensive end of the court you could be sure that there would be a focused effort on the defensive end to pick up the slack.
As only a junior, Thompson still has some room to grow, and next season should repeat as a defensive force for the Mounties.