Highly touted point guard Bruce Thornton is expected to be in Rupp Arena for Kentucky’s conference opener against Missouri on Saturday afternoon.
Thornton — a 6-foot-1 prospect from just north of Atlanta — is off to a terrific start to his sophomore season and is already seen as one of the top young point guards in the country. Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 30 overall player in the 2022 class, and UK coaches have been to see him multiple times since the start of the fall recruiting period.
Many of the top programs in the Southeastern Conference are already heavily recruiting Thornton, who has early scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Vanderbilt. His father — also named Bruce Thornton — was a defensive back at Georgia before being selected with a fourth-round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft and playing briefly in that league.