Sam Thompson (basketball)

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Sam Thompson
No. 12 – Greensboro Swarm
Position Forward
League NBA G League
Personal information
Born (1992-11-11) November 11, 1992 (age 25)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Whitney Young (Chicago, Illinois)
College Ohio State (2011–2015)
NBA draft 2015 / Undrafted
Playing career 2015–present
Career history
2015–2016 Grand Rapids Drive
2016 Delaware 87ers
2016–2017 Vasas Akademia
2017–present Greensboro Swarm
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-Big Ten (2015)

Sam Thompson (born November 11, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for Vasas Akademia of the Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A. He played college basketball for Ohio State.

High school career[edit]

Thompson attended Whitney Young High School where he won two state championships (2008–09) and was runner-up in 2010 contributing 10 points and 8 rebounds per game during his junior campaign and 17.6 points with a .568 FG percentage and 8.7 rebounds per game as a senior.[1]

College career[edit]

Thompson had offers from Florida, Georgetown, Kansas, and Oregon State, but he chose Ohio State.[2] In 146 career games over four seasons for the Buckeyes, Thompson averaged 6.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 22.9 minutes per game.[3] As a senior, he was named Honorable Mention All-Big 10 by the media.[4]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, Thompson joined the Minnesota Timberwolves for the Las Vegas Summer League.[5] On September 15, 2015, he signed with the Charlotte Hornets.[6] However, he was later waived by the Hornets on October 23 after appearing in five preseason games.[7] On October 31, he was selected by the Grand Rapids Drive with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NBA Development League Draft.[8] On January 14, 2016, he was traded to the Delaware 87ers in exchange for Gary Talton.[9] One day later, he made his debut for the 87ers in a 119–104 win over Raptors 905, recording 11 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals in 25 minutes of action off the bench.[10]

On August 11, 2016, Thomspon signed in Hungary with Vasas Akademia of the Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Thompson is the son of Hubert Thompson and Kennise Herring. His siblings include Franklin Thompson, Victoria Thompson and Malcolm Carstafhnur.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "12 Sam Thompson". OhioStateBuckeyes.com. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "Sam Thompson – Basketball Recruiting – Player Profile". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "Sam Thompson Stats". sports-reference.com. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "2014-15 All-Big Ten Men's Basketball Team" (PDF). CSTV.com. 2015-03-09. Retrieved 2015-03-10.
  5. ^ "2015 Summer League Primer". NBA.com. July 9, 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  6. ^ "Charlotte Hornets Add Thompson and Washburn to Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 15, 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "Hornets Waive Four Players". NBA.com. October 23, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  8. ^ "2015 NBA D-League Draft Board". NBA.com. October 31, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  9. ^ "Delaware 87ers Acquire Sam Thompson in Trade". NBA.com. January 14, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  10. ^ "87ers Run Past Raptors". NBA.com. January 15, 2016. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  11. ^ "Sam Thompson inks with Vasas Akademia". Sportando.com. August 11, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2016.

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