Trey Thompkins

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Trey Thompkins
No. 33 – Real Madrid
Position Power forward
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1990-05-29) May 29, 1990 (age 25)
Lithonia, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 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
2014–2015 Nizhny Novgorod
2015–present Real Madrid
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Howard Samuel "Trey" Thompkins III (born May 29, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Real Madrid of the Liga ACB. Standing at 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m), he plays at the power forward position.

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.”

Professional career[edit]

Los Angeles Clippers (2011–13)[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 with the 37th overall pick in the 2nd round of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. In his first season with the Clippers, he averaged 2.4 points and 1 rebound over 24 games played. In the summer of 2012, during the NBA Summer League, he suffered a bone bruise on his left knee, which sidelined him off the court for nearly two years, including the rehabilitation time. He was waived by the Clippers on March 14, 2013.[7][8]

Nizhny Novgorod (2014–15)[edit]

On August 4, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with the Russian team Nizhny Novgorod.[9] From the start of the 2014–15 season, he saw a lot of trust from the head coach Ainars Bagatskis, playing at least 20 minutes per game, in both the VTB United League and the Euroleague. On November 6, in a home game loss to Anadolu Efes, he had 14 points and 10 rebounds, making his first Euroleague double-double.[10] On November 21, against Dinamo Sassari, he grabbed season-high 15 rebounds, also having 13 points.[11] Nizhny Novgorod finished 4th in its group and advanced to the Top 16.

On February 6, in a game against Unicaja Málaga, he scored season-high 27 points and added 13 rebounds, to help his team win the first game in Top 16.[12] That was also his third straight Euroleague game to score more than 20 points. Nizhny Novgorod eventually finished its participation in the Euroleague by finishing last in its Top 16 group, with 3 wins in 14 games. Over 23 Euroleague games played, Thompkins averaged 14.5 points and the league-third 8.1 rebounds per game. Nizhny Novgorod ended the competition in the VTB United League after being eliminated by CSKA Moscow with 3–0 in the semifinal series.

Real Madrid (2015–present)[edit]

On August 26, 2015, he signed a one-year deal with the Spanish team Real Madrid.[13]

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  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.


2008–09 Georgia 28 23 26.0 .434 .384 .726 7.4 .8 1.0 1.1 12.6
2009–10 Georgia 31 29 31.0 .483 .377 .762 8.3 1.9 1.0 1.2 17.7
2010–11 Georgia 30 29 31.2 .481 .311 .689 7.6 1.4 1.1 1.7 16.4
Career 89 81 29.5 .469 .357 .729 7.8 1.4 1.0 1.3 15.7


Regular season[edit]

2011–12 LA Clippers 24 0 5.0 .393 .308 .714 1.0 .1 .1 .1 2.4
Career 24 0 5.0 .393 .308 .714 1.0 .1 .1 .1 2.4


2014–15 Nizhny Novgorod 23 18 27.5 .483 .374 .837 8.1 1.6 .8 .4 14.5 15.7
Career 23 18 27.5 .483 .374 .837 8.1 1.6 .8 .4 14.5 15.7

International career[edit]

Thompkins represented the U-19 United States national team at the 2009 U-19 World Championship held in New Zealand, where they won the gold medal. Over 9 tournament games, he averaged 10.6 points and 5 rebounds per game.[14]


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. ^ Perrin, Steve (14 March 2013). "Clippers waive Thompkins". Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Nizhny Novgorod adds size with Thompkins". Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Efes starts strong, hangs on for 66-76 win at Nizhny". Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Late rally lifts Nizhny to win at Dinamo Sassari". Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "Unicaja Malaga outlasts Nizhny for first Top 16 win". Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Official Announcement: Trey Thompkins". August 26, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Player Profile: Howard Thompkins". Retrieved 27 August 2015. 

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