Hollis Thompson

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Hollis Thompson
Hollis Thompson in 2015.jpg
Thompson in 2015
No. 34 – Olympiacos
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League Greek Basket League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1991-04-03) April 3, 1991 (age 26)
Pasadena, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Loyola (Los Angeles, California)
College Georgetown (2009–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Tulsa 66ers
20132017 Philadelphia 76ers
2017 Austin Spurs
2017 New Orleans Pelicans
2017–present Olympiacos

Keith Hollis Thompson II (born April 3, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for Olympiacos of the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague. He played college basketball for Georgetown University.

High school career[edit]

Thompson attended Loyola High School in Los Angeles, California. As a junior in 2007–08, he averaged 18.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game, going on to be named the league's most valuable player.[1]

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Thompson was listed as the No. 12 small forward and the No. 63 player in the nation in 2009.[2]

College career[edit]

In January 2009, Thompson enrolled at Georgetown University and practiced with the team during the second semester.[1]

During his three-season collegiate career at Georgetown, Thompson averaged 8.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 24.6 minutes per game, while setting a school record with 44.0% three-point field goal shooting. He earned All-Big East Honorable Mention honors in 2011–12 after scoring in double figures on 25 occasions.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Tulsa 66ers (2012–2013)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Thompson signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder on July 11, 2012.[3] On October 27, 2012, he was waived by the Thunder after appearing in three preseason games.[4] Four days later, he was acquired by the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League an as affiliate player of the Thunder.[5] In 51 games for Tulsa in 2012–13, he averaged 8.0 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.[6]

Philadelphia 76ers (2013–2017)[edit]

In July 2013, Thompson joined the San Antonio Spurs for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[7] On September 24, 2013, he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.[8][9] He became an important part of the 76ers' rotation during the 2013–14 season as he contributed as a defender and a three-point shooter.[10] He became the starting small forward during the second half of the season and scored a then career-high 18 points with six made three-pointers on April 5 in a 105–101 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.[11] He finished the season leading all rookies in three-point field goal percentage with 40.1%.[12]

In July 2014, Thompson joined the 76ers for the 2014 NBA Summer League,[13] where he helped lead the team to the Orlando Summer league championship.[10] On December 13, 2014, he tied his career high of 21 points in a 120–115 overtime loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.[14] On February 3, 2015, he set a new career high with 23 points in a 105–98 win over the Denver Nuggets.[15]

In 2015–16, Thompson proved to be a valuable member of the 76ers on offense and was a serviceable defender. While his shooting numbers declined slightly from 2014–15, he was still the team's best long-range shooter. Thompson's field goal percentage (41.3 to 39.7) and three-point percentage (40.1 to 38.0) each dropped in 2015–16, but he still averaged career highs in both points (9.8) and rebounds (3.5) per game.[16] In the 76ers' season finale on April 13, 2016, Thompson scored a season-high 21 points in 115–105 loss to the Chicago Bulls.[17]

On June 29, 2016, the 76ers exercised the fourth-year team option on Thompson's contract, retaining him for the 2016–17 season.[18] On January 4, 2017, he was waived by the 76ers.[8]

Austin and New Orleans (2017)[edit]

On January 24, 2017, Thompson was acquired by the Windy City Bulls of the NBA Development League. The following day, he was traded to the Austin Spurs in exchange for Jarell Eddie.[19] On February 23, 2017, Thompson signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.[20] On March 5, 2017, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Pelicans.[21] Following the expiration of his second 10-day contract, Thompson returned to Austin.[22]

Olympiacos (2017–present)[edit]

On August 10, 2017, Thompson signed a one-year contract with the Greek club Olympiacos.[23]

NBA 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  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Philadelphia 77 41 22.6 .460 .401 .712 3.2 .9 .7 .2 6.0
2014–15 Philadelphia 71 23 25.0 .413 .401 .708 2.8 1.2 .8 .4 8.8
2015–16 Philadelphia 77 17 28.0 .397 .380 .719 3.5 1.3 .5 .3 9.8
2016–17 Philadelphia 31 1 18.1 .415 .366 .650 2.7 .8 .5 .2 5.5
2016–17 New Orleans 9 8 21.2 .268 .250 .667 3.1 1.0 .7 .0 3.8
Career 265 90 24.2 .413 .386 .707 3.1 1.1 .6 .3 7.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hollis Thompson Bio". GUHoyas.com. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hollis Thompson Recruiting Profile". Rivals.com. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Thunder Signs Hollis Thompson". NBA.com. July 11, 2012. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ "OKC Thunder waive Daniel Orton, Andy Rautins, Hollis Thompson". InsideHoops.com. October 27, 2012. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "66ers Acquire Nine Players". NBA.com. October 31, 2012. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hollis Thompson D-League Stats". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Spurs Announce 2013 Las Vegas Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 9, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Sixers Waive Thompson". NBA.com. January 4, 2017. Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Sixers Announce 2013 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 27, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Kaskey-Blomain, Michael (October 21, 2014). "Hollis Thompson poised for a big 2014-15 season". Philly.com. Retrieved December 24, 2014. 
  11. ^ Jasner, Andy (April 5, 2014). "Notebook: Nets 105, 76ers 101". NBA.com. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  12. ^ "NBA Player 3-Point Shooting Statistics - 2013-14". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Sixers Announce Orlando Pro Summer League Camp Invitees". NBA.com. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Conley leads Grizzlies to comeback win over Sixers". FoxNews.com. December 14, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  15. ^ Bracy, Aaron (February 3, 2015). "Thompson has career-high 23, 76ers beat Nuggets 105-98". NBA.com. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  16. ^ Haughton, Matt (May 3, 2016). "2015-16 SIXERS PLAYER EVALUATION: HOLLIS THOMPSON". CSNPhilly.com. Retrieved May 3, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Hollis Thompson 2015-16 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Sixers Exercise Team Option On Contract Of Hollis Thompson". NBA.com. June 29, 2016. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Austin Spurs Trade with Windy City Bulls". NBA.com. January 25, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Pelicans sign Hollis Thompson". NBA.com. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Pelicans Sign Hollis Thompson to Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 5, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Austin Spurs Announce Roster Changes". NBA.com. March 17, 2017. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Olympiacos completes roster with sharpshooter Thompson". Euroleague.net. August 10, 2017. Retrieved August 10, 2017. 

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