Deon Thompson

Deon Thompson
Deon Thompson.JPG
Thompson with Bayern Munich in 2013
No. 21 - San Pablo Burgos
PositionPower forward
LeagueLiga ACB
Personal information
Born (1988-09-16) September 16, 1988 (age 30)
Torrance, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolTorrance (Torrance, California)
CollegeNorth Carolina (2006-2010)
NBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2010-present
Career history
2010-2011Ikaros Kallitheas
2011-2012Union Olimpija
2012-2013Alba Berlin
2013-2014Bayern Munich
2014-2015Liaoning Flying Leopards
2015Hapoel Jerusalem
2015-2016Bayern Munich
2016Galatasaray
2017Crvena zvezda
2017-presentSan Pablo Burgos
Career highlights and awards

Deon Marshall Thompson (born September 16, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for San Pablo Burgos of the Liga ACB. He played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Standing at the 2.04 m (6 ft  in), he plays the power forward position.

High school and college career

As a senior at Torrance High School in Torrance, California, Thompson scored 30 or more points five times and had 20 or more rebounds on six occasions, and led his team to the Division II-A finals in 2006 and quarterfinals in 2005. He averaged 21.5 points, 13.8 rebounds and 4.6 blocked shots as a senior.

Thompson wore number 21 for North Carolina; when his college career ended in 2010, he had played in a total of 152 games, at that time the most in NCAA Division I men's history. (The record was broken the following season by David Lighty of Ohio State; Thompson is now tied for fourth on the overall list.)

Professional career

After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA draft, Thompson joined the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 2010 NBA Summer League.[1] On August 1, 2010, he signed with Greek club Ikaros Kallitheas for the 2010-11 season.[2]

On July 20, 2011, Thompson signed a two-year deal with Slovenian club Union Olimpija.[3][4] With Olimpija he won the 2012 Slovenian Cup. On August 7, 2012, he parted ways with Olimpija.[5]

On August 12, 2012, Thompson signed with German club Alba Berlin for the 2012-13 season.[6] With Alba he won the 2013 German Cup. At the end of the season he was named to the All-BBL First Team.[7]

On August 2, 2013, Thompson signed with Bayern Munich.[8] With Bayern he won the 2013-14 Bundesliga, and was also named to the All-BBL Second Team.[9] On August 14, 2014, he parted ways with Bayern.[10]

On August 26, 2014, Thompson signed with the Liaoning Flying Leopards of China for the 2014-15 CBA season.[11] On March 23, 2015, he signed with Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Premier League for the rest of the season.[12]

On July 20, 2015, Thompson returned to Bayern Munich, signing a one-year deal.[13]

On July 12, 2016, Thompson signed with Galatasaray for the 2016-17 season.[14] On January 2, 2017, he left Galatasaray and signed with Serbian club Crvena zvezda for the rest of the season.[15]

On August 19, 2017, Thompson signed with Spanish club San Pablo Burgos[16] and became the top rebounder of the 2017-18 ACB season with 6.7 rebounds per game. He was also named MVP of the week after performing and average index of 31 in the club wins at MoraBanc Andorra and versus Real Betis Energía Plus. On August 6, 2018, Thompson re-signed for one season with Spanish club San Pablo Burgos.[17]

Career statistics

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Euroleague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2011-12 Union Olimpija 10 5 23.6 .443 .000 .476 4.1 .8 .3 .2 8.8 6.0
2012-13 Alba Berlin 23 22 26.6 .524 .250 .792 5.4 .8 .7 .7 12.0 13.6
2013-14 Bayern 21 11 18.8 .454 .200 .568 4.7 .5 .3 .4 7.3 7.0
2015-16 Bayern 10 8 23.1 .482 .000 .769 4.1 1.0 1.2 1.1 9.2 8.7
2016-17 Galatasaray 13 0 11.6 .500 .000 .636 2.1 .7 .5 .4 4.2 4.4
2016-17 Crvena zvezda 13 0 10.5 .561 .000 .500 1.5 .5 .3 .3 4.3 4.4
Career 90 46 19.6 .491 .118 .657 3.9 .7 .6 .5 8.0 8.0

See also

References

  1. ^ NBA Summer League Rosters - Vegas
  2. ^ Deon Thompson inks with Ikaros
  3. ^ Union Olimpija lands Thompson
  4. ^ Thompson okrepitev pod ko?ema (in Slovene)
  5. ^ Deon Thompson, Union Olimpija part ways
  6. ^ "Alba Berlin officially signs Deon Thompson". Sportando.net. August 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ "John Bryant erneut zum ,,Most Valuable Player" gekürt, Sebastian Machowski ist der ,,Coach of the Year"". Beko-BBL.de (in German). Archived from the original on June 30, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ "BAYERN MUNICH brings in low-post threat Thompson". Euroleague.net. Archived from the original on August 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  9. ^ Münchens Point Guard Malcolm Delaney zum ,,Most Valuable Player" gekürt, Wölfe-Trainer Silvano... (in German)
  10. ^ "Bayern Munich signs Stimac and Jagla, part ways with Thompson". Sportando.com. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ "Deon Thompson Signs With Liaoning Flying Leopards". Sportando.com. August 26, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "Deon Thompson signs with Hapoel Jerusalem". Sportando.com. March 23, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ "FC Bayern brings back big man Thompson". Euroleague.net. July 20, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ "Deon Thompson has signed with Galatasaray". Eurohoops.net. July 12, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ "Crvena Zvezda inks Deon Thompson". Euroleague.net. January 2, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  16. ^ "Deon Thompson, la polivalencia en la pintura". Club Baloncesto San Pablo Burgos (in Spanish). 19 August 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  17. ^ "Deon Thompson seguirá reinando en la pintura burgalesa - Club Baloncesto San Pablo Burgos". Club Baloncesto San Pablo Burgos (in Spanish). 6 August 2018. Retrieved 2018.

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