- 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 60 games (25 starts)…averaged 8.2 points on .439 shooting, 6.5 rebounds and 1.0 block in 23.7 minutes per game…as a starter, averaged 10.4 points on .470 shooting and 7.5 rebounds (3.8 offensive) in 28.8 minutes per game…averaged 3.1 offensive rebounds per game, which ranked 12th in the NBA and first among rookies…ranked second in rebounds per game, third in blocks per game and third in double-doubles among rookies…scored a career-high 27 points on 12-16 (.750) shooting while adding 12 rebounds at New Jersey on Mar. 19, becoming just one of two rookies (Kenneth Faried) to record a game with at least 27 points and 12 rebounds for the season...grabbed a season-best 15 rebounds and added 15 points on 7-12 (.583) shooting at New Jersey on April 8…came off the bench to score 16 points and pull down nine rebounds (five offensive) in 24 minutes against the Bobcats on Jan. 3…scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds (seven offensive) in 30 minutes against Sacramento on Feb. 19…scored 20 points on 10-11 (.909) shooting in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend…recorded nine double-doubles on the season…scored 10-19 points 23 times and 20 or more points once…led the team in scoring twice, rebounds 19 times, steals five times and blocks 26 times…missed games from Jan. 24-25 and Feb. 3-8 with a left ankle sprain…was placed on the Inactive List seven times for the season.
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.