Trey Thompkins

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Trey Thompkins
No. 33 – Nizhny Novgorod
Position Power forward
League VTB United League
Personal information
Born (1990-05-29) May 29, 1990 (age 24)
Lithonia, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Wesleyan School
(Peachtree Corners, Georgia)
College Georgia (2008–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Pro career 2011–present
Career history
20112013 Los Angeles Clippers
2014–present Nizhny Novgorod
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-SEC (2010)

Howard Samuel "Trey" Thompkins III (born May 29, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Nizhny Novgorod of the VTB United League.

High school career[edit]

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.[1] In May 2007, Thompkins committed to the University of Georgia for the 2008-2009 NCAA season despite offers from many other schools.[2]

Considered a four-star recruit by, Thompkins was listed as the No. 11 power forward and the No. 30 player in the nation in 2008.[3]

College career[edit]

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).[2] 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.[4]

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.[1]

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.[5] 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.”

College statistics[edit]

Georgia Bulldogs 2008–09 28 26.0 .434 .384 .726 7.4 0.8 1.0 1.1 12.6
Georgia Bulldogs 2009–10 31 31.0 .483 .377 .762 8.3 1.9 1.0 1.2 17.7
Georgia Bulldogs 2010–11 30 31.2 .481 .311 .689 7.6 1.4 1.1 1.7 16.4
Career 89 29.5 .469 .357 .729 7.8 1.4 1.0 1.3 15.7

Professional career[edit]

Thompkins announced that he would leave Georgia and forgo his senior season to enter the 2011 NBA Draft on April 5, 2011.[6]

Thompkins was drafted #37 overall in the 2nd round of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. He was waived by the Clippers on March 14, 2013.[7]

On August 4, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Nizhny Novgorod of Russia.[8]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  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  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

2011–12 LA Clippers 24 0 5.0 .393 .308 .714 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 2.4
Career 24 0 5.0 .393 .308 .714 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 2.4


Thompkins' father Howard Thompkins Jr. played basketball collegiately at Wagner College and then was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in 1981.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Trey Thompkins (1990-05-29). "Trey Thompkins Bio - Georgia Official Athletic Site". Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Howard (Trey) Thompkins Commits To Georgia". Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  3. ^ Trey Thompkins Recruiting Profile
  4. ^ "Dennis Felton fired as Georgia Bulldogs basketball coach - ESPN". 2009-01-29. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  5. ^ "NCAA Tournament: Washington Survives Late Georgia Rally To Advance, 68-65". Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  6. ^ "Georgia's Thompkins declares for the NBA draft - NCAA Basketball - Sporting News". 2011-04-05. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  7. ^ "Clippers waive forward Trey Thompkins". InsideHoops. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  8. ^ "Nizhny Novgorod adds size with Thompkins". Retrieved August 4, 2014. 

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