Deon Thompson

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Deon Thompson
Deon Thompson.JPG
Thompson with Bayern Munich in 2013
No. 2 – Crvena zvezda mts Belgrade
Position Power forward
League ABA League
Basketball League of Serbia
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1988-09-16) September 16, 1988 (age 28)
Torrance, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Torrance (Torrance, California)
College North Carolina (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2011 Ikaros Kallitheas
2011–2012 Union Olimpija
2012–2013 Alba Berlin
2013–2014 Bayern Munich
2014–2015 Liaoning Flying Leopards
2015 Hapoel Jerusalem
2015–2016 Bayern Munich
2016 Galatasaray
2017–present Crvena zvezda
Career highlights and awards

Deon Marshall Thompson (born September 16, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for Crvena zvezda of the ABA League and the Basketball League of Serbia. He played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Standing at the 2.04 m (6 ft 8 12 in), he plays the power 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 fourth on the overall list.)

Professional career[edit]

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]

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

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[edit]

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

Personal life[edit]

In 2016, Deon married his girlfriend Amber Grissom, who was also an UNC cheerleader.[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NBA Summer League Rosters - Vegas
  2. ^ Deon Thompson inks with Ikaros
  3. ^ Union Olimpija lands Thompson
  4. ^ Thompson okrepitev pod košema (Slovene)
  5. ^ Deon Thompson, Union Olimpija part ways
  6. ^ "Alba Berlin officially signs Deon Thompson". Sportando.net. August 12, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 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 April 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ "BAYERN MUNICH brings in low-post threat Thompson". Euroleague.net. Archived from the original on August 5, 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Münchens Point Guard Malcolm Delaney zum „Most Valuable Player“ gekürt, Wölfe-Trainer Silvano... (German)
  10. ^ "Bayern Munich signs Stimac and Jagla, part ways with Thompson". Sportando.com. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Deon Thompson Signs With Liaoning Flying Leopards". Sportando.com. August 26, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Deon Thompson signs with Hapoel Jerusalem". Sportando.com. March 23, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  13. ^ "FC Bayern brings back big man Thompson". Euroleague.net. July 20, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Deon Thompson has signed with Galatasaray". Eurohoops.net. July 12, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Crvena Zvezda inks Deon Thompson". Euroleague.net. January 2, 2017. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  16. ^ Amber Grissom and Deon Thompson's Wedding Website

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