- Draft Class: 2011
- College: Texas
- High School: Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV)
- Birthdate: March 13, 1991 (Toronto)
Selected in the first round (4th overall pick) of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers.
Played in 82 games (all starts)...averaged 11.7 points on .488 shooting, 9.4 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 31.3 minutes per game...averaged 3.7 offensive rebounds per game, which ranked 5th in the NBA and first among second year players ...set the Cavaliers franchise record for most offensive rebounds in a single season with 306 (2nd in the NBA), surpassing Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ 299 offensive rebounds in the 2004-05 season...pulled down at least four offensive rebounds in 42 games and at least 10 total rebounds 38 times...grabbed 773 total rebounds on the year, passing Tyrone Hill (765) for 10th-most in a single season in Cavaliers history... recorded a team-high 31 double-doubles on the season, becoming just the ninth player in franchise history to total at least 30 double-doubles in a single season...shot 8-10 (.800) from the field and finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds at Charlotte on Jan. 4...tallied 21 points, nine rebounds and a career-high tying five assists in 40 minutes versus Boston on Jan. 22...over the last 56 games of the season, posted 26 double-doubles and averaged 13.2 points and 10.3 rebounds in 32.2 minutes per game during that stretch...finished with 20 points on 9-16 (.563) shooting, 11 rebounds and two blocks in 32 minutes against Indiana on March 18...recorded a career-high 29 points on 10-17 (.588) shooting and a career-high 17 rebounds, while shooting a perfect 9-9 from the foul line in 41 minutes at Boston on April 5, becoming the only player in Cavaliers history to ever score 29 points, grab 17 rebounds and make at least nine free throws without a miss in a single game...scored in double figures in a career-best 20 straight games from Jan. 4-Feb. 13, averaging 15.2 points on .535 shooting, 9.8 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block, while shooting .726 from the foul line in 32.9 minutes over that stretch...scored 20 points on 9-10 (.900) shooting for Team Chuck in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend...posted four consecutive double-doubles twice (Dec. 19-26 and March 6-12)...scored 10-19 points 56 times and 20 or more points three times...led the team in scoring five times, rebounds 45 times, steals 12 times and blocks 33 times...one of two Cavs players to start every game during the regular season...also one of 15 players in the NBA to start all 82 games on the year.
Participated in the 2013 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend...named to the NBA’s All Rookie Second Team for the 2011-12 season.
Full name is Tristan Trevor James Thompson...son of Trevor and Andrea Thompson...a native of Toronto, Canada...McDonald’s All-American as a high school senior and member of the World Select Team at the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit...played for Team Canada in the FIBA Americas Tournament in Caracas, Venezuela during the summer of 2013.