Durham Academy (N.C.) junior to Mercer

Alex Thompson from Durham Academy (N.C.) scored 30 goals as a sophomore. Mike Loveday/ESPNHS

Durham Academy (Durham, N.C.) junior Alex Thompson has given a verbal commitment to play men's lacrosse for Mercer.

Thompson helped Durham Academy to the NCISAA state title game last season as a sophomore, scoring 30 goals and adding seven assists.

The two-year starter has 58 goals in his career.

The junior committed to the Bears on Feb. 17 and becomes the first player to confirm to ESPNHS his commitment to the program.

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