200 lb (91 kg)
6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
NBA Development League
| November 11, 1992 (age 23)
Chicago, Illinois (1992-11-11) |
Whitney Young (Chicago, Illinois)
Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball
12 (Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball / Forward)
Hubert Thompson, Kennise Herring
Malcolm Carstafhnur, Victoria Carstafhnur, Franklin Carstafhnur
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.
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.
Thompson had offers from Florida, Georgetown, Kansas, and Oregon State, but he chose Ohio State. 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. As a senior, he was named Honorable Mention All-Big 10 by the media.
After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, Thompson joined the Minnesota Timberwolves for the Las Vegas Summer League. On September 15, 2015, he signed with the Charlotte Hornets. However, he was later waived by the Hornets on October 23 after appearing in five preseason games. On October 31, he was selected by the Grand Rapids Drive with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NBA Development League Draft. On January 14, 2016, he was traded to the Delaware 87ers in exchange for Gary Talton. 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.
On August 11, 2016, Thomspon signed in Hungary with Vasas Akademia of the Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A.
Thompson is the son of Hubert Thompson and Kennise Herring. His siblings include Franklin Thompson, Victoria Thompson and Malcolm Carstafhnur.
Sam Thompson (basketball) Wikipedia