Deon Thompson

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Deon Thompson
Deon Thompson.JPG
Liaoning Flying Leopards
Position Forward
League Chinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1988-09-16) September 16, 1988 (age 26)
Torrance, California
Nationality American
Listed height 2.04 m (6 ft 8 12 in)
Listed weight 109 kg (240 lb)
Career information
High school Torrance (Torrance, California)
College North Carolina (2006—2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Pro career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2011 Ikaros BC (Greece)
2011–2012 Union Olimpija (Slovenia)
2012–2013 Alba Berlin (Germany)
2013–2014 Bayern Munich (Germany)
2014–present Liaoning Flying Leopards (China)
Career highlights and awards

Deon Marshall Thompson (born September 16, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Liaoning Flying Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Thompson is 6'9" (2.06 m) tall and played the forward position.

High school and college career[edit]

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 third on the overall list.)

Professional career[edit]

Thompson played for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer League in 2010.[1] He ultimately signed with Ikaros BC in Greece.[2] He also played power forward for Union Olimpija in Slovenia. He signed a 2-year contract on July 20, 2011.[3][4]

In 2012, Thompson moved to Alba Berlin in Germany.[5] He was named first team All-League in 2013.[6] On August 2, 2013, he signed with Bayern Munich.[7] In August 2014, he parted ways with Bayern.[8]

On August 26, 2014, Thompson signed with the Liaoning Flying Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).[9]

Euroleague career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high
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
Career 33 38 25.6 .485 .125 .672 4.9 .7 .5 .5 9.6 9.6

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