Hollis Thompson

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Hollis Thompson
Hollis Thompson in 2015.jpg
Thompson in 2015
No. 34 – Crailsheim Merlins
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1991-04-03) April 3, 1991 (age 28)
Pasadena, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolLoyola (Los Angeles, California)
CollegeGeorgetown (2009–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Tulsa 66ers
20132017Philadelphia 76ers
2017Austin Spurs
2017New Orleans Pelicans
2017–2018Olympiacos
2018–2019Northern Arizona Suns
2019–presentCrailsheim Merlins

Keith Hollis Thompson II (born April 3, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Crailsheim Merlins of the Basketball Bundesliga. 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. In the 2011-12 season, he earned All-Big East Honorable Mention honors after averaging 12.8 ppg and 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 as an 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]

Thompson in 2014

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] Thompson is currently 6th all time in Sixers history in three-point FG% (38.9%).

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] Thompson averaged 14.4 ppg for Austin during the 2016-17 season, shooting 44% from 3. [23]

Olympiacos (2017–2018)[edit]

On August 10, 2017, Thompson signed a one-year contract with the Greek club Olympiacos.[24] He was released from the Greek club on May 5, 2018.

Northern Arizona Suns (2018–2019)[edit]

On December 17, 2018, the Northern Arizona Suns announced that they had acquired the returning rights to Thompson and Livio Jean-Charles from the Austin Spurs for the returning rights to Isaiah Canaan and Josh Gray.[25] On next day, the Northern Arizona Suns announced that they had activated Thompson.[26]

Thompson averaged 16.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg, and 2.5 apg during the 2018-19 G-League season, shooting 35% from 3 and 80% from the free-throw line.

Crailsheim Merlins (2019–present)[edit]

On April 1, 2019, Thompson signed with Crailsheim Merlins.[27]

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.

NBA[edit]

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

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2017–18 Olympiacos 28 7 15.1 .417 .265 .674 2.7 .9 .6 .1 5.6 4.9
Career 28 7 15.1 .417 .265 .674 2.7 .9 .6 .1 5.6 4.9

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.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  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. ^ "Hollis Thompson G-League Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  24. ^ "Olympiacos completes roster with sharpshooter Thompson". Euroleague.net. August 10, 2017. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  25. ^ Withee, Jacob (December 17, 2018). "NAZ Suns Complete Trade with Austin Spurs". NBA.com. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  26. ^ Withee, Jacob (December 18, 2018). "Northern Arizona Suns Activate Hollis Thompson". NBA.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  27. ^ "Hollis Thompson signs with Crailsheim". Eurohoops. April 1, 2019. Retrieved April 11, 2019.

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