|No. 33 – Nizhny Novgorod|
|League||VTB United League
May 29, 1990 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Wesleyan School
(Peachtree Corners, Georgia)
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers|
|2011–2013||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Howard Samuel "Trey" Thompkins III (born May 29, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Nizhny Novgorod of the VTB United League. Standing at 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m), he plays at the power forward position.
High school career
Thompkins attended the Wesleyan School in Norcross, Georgia. During his junior year, Thompkins decided to attend Oak Hill Academy where he averaged 15.8 points per game and 8.9 rebounds. For his senior season, Thompkins averaged 27.5 points and 14.7 rebounds for Wesleyan as they won the Georgia High School Association Class AA state championship. In May 2007, Thompkins committed to the University of Georgia for the 2008-2009 NCAA season despite offers from many other schools.
In Thompkins' freshman season for the Bulldogs, he was named to the SEC All-Freshman team while leading the team in rebounding (7.4) and blocks (31 total) and second in points (12.6). He missed the preseason practices and first four regular season games due to injury while the team eventually finished the season below expectations, having head coach Dennis Felton fired midseason.
In his sophomore season, Thompkins skied to averages of 17.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. He was a unanimous vote for the first team All-SEC selection.
Thompkins leveled out in his junior year statistically, while the Bulldogs eventually made it to the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament only to be eliminated 68-65 in the first round to the Washington Huskies. He was once again a first team All-SEC selection.
While preparing for the draft, there were concerns about Thompkins' body fat level of 15.5%. Jay Bilas describes Trey Thompkins’ body fat percentage as “pretty good if you're a sea lion.”
Los Angeles Clippers (2011–13)
Thompkins was drafted with the 37th overall pick in the 2nd round of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. In his first season with the Clippers, he averaged 2.4 points and 1 rebound over 24 games played. In the summer of 2012, during the NBA Summer League, he suffered a bone bruise on his left knee, which sidelined him off the court for nearly two years, including the rehabilitation time. He was waived by the Clippers on March 14, 2013.
Nizhny Novgorod (2014–present)
On August 4, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with the Russian team Nizhny Novgorod. From the start of the 2014–15 season, he saw a lot of trust from the head coach Ainars Bagatskis, playing at least 20 minutes per game, in both the VTB United League and the Euroleague. On November 6, in a home game loss to Anadolu Efes, he had 14 points and 10 rebound, making his first Euroleague double-double. On November 21, against Dinamo Sassari, he grabbed season-high 15 rebounds, also having 13 points. Nizhny Novgorod finished 4th in its group and advanced to the Top 16.
On February 6, in a game against Unicaja Málaga, he scored season-high 27 points and added 13 rebounds, to help his team win the first game in Top 16. That was also his third straight Euroleague game to score more than 20 points. Nizhny Novgorod eventually finished its participation in the Euroleague by finishing last in its Top 16 group, with 3 wins in 14 games. Over 23 Euroleague games played, Thompkins averaged 14.5 points and the league-third 8.1 rebounds per game.
|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|
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.
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- Trey Thompkins Recruiting Profile
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- "Clippers waive forward Trey Thompkins". InsideHoops. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
- Perrin, Steve (14 March 2013). "Clippers waive Thompkins". clipsnation.com. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
- "Nizhny Novgorod adds size with Thompkins". Euroleague.net. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
- "Efes starts strong, hangs on for 66-76 win at Nizhny". euroleague.net. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
- "Late rally lifts Nizhny to win at Dinamo Sassari". euroleague.net. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
- "Unicaja Malaga outlasts Nizhny for first Top 16 win". euroleague.net. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
- Trey Thompkins at draftexpress.com
- Trey Thompkins at eurobasket.com
- Trey Thompkins at euroleague.net
- Trey Thompkins at nba.com
- Trey Thompkins at sports-reference.com
- Trey Thompkins at vtb-league.com
- Trey Thompkins on Twitter