Improved perimeter game making Terrance Thompson dynamic scoring threat for Central

Central boys basketball came into this season with plenty of expectations, and so far, they’re meeting them, if not exceeding them. The top-ranked Red Raiders are undefeated and are averaging almost 90 points a game.

Johnny Davis as advertised is leading the way, with 28 points a game, and brother Jordan adds around 13, but Central’s getting another big lift from senior Terrance Thompson.

The 6-foot-7 center has taken on more responsibility on offense in the wake of Noah Parcher’s graduation. Last year Thompson scored 8 points a game. This year he’s putting up 15 a game, thanks in part to his improvement on the perimeter.

“The coaches want me to shoot more, and I think that’s going to help us a lot, because teams tend to sag off on me,” Thompson said. “So, to get a few points on the board from that will help us elevate our game.”

“I think he can be a very versatile center if he gets his shot to fall, because not many people can guard him down low,” teammate Johnny Davis said. “If he can draw bigs out to the three-point line and make moves or knock down perimeter shots, he’s going to be pretty tough to guard.”

Central opens up conference play at Holmen Friday night.

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