Thompson with Bayern Munich in 2013
|No. 21 - San Pablo Burgos|
September 16, 1988|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||Torrance (Torrance, California)|
|College||North Carolina (2006-2010)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|2014-2015||Liaoning Flying Leopards|
|2017-present||San 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.
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.)
After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA draft, Thompson joined the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 2010 NBA Summer League. On August 1, 2010, he signed with Greek club Ikaros Kallitheas for the 2010-11 season.
On August 2, 2013, Thompson signed with Bayern Munich. With Bayern he won the 2013-14 Bundesliga, and was also named to the All-BBL Second Team. On August 14, 2014, he parted ways with Bayern.
On August 26, 2014, Thompson signed with the Liaoning Flying Leopards of China for the 2014-15 CBA season. On March 23, 2015, he signed with Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Premier League for the rest of the season.
On July 20, 2015, Thompson returned to Bayern Munich, signing a one-year deal.
On August 19, 2017, Thompson signed with Spanish club San Pablo Burgos 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.
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.
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