* Good face-up game
* Can score in the post
* Can put the ball on the floor
* Good passer and comfortable facilitating offense
* Solid shot blocker
* Questions about toughness
* Needs to rebound the ball on a more consistent basis
There's no guarantee Thompkins will be taken in the first round, but he's got NBA offensive skills and a big upside. Injuries limited his effectiveness in college, so he'll have to prove he's durable.
For the second straight year, Thompkins was voted first-team All-SEC by the league's coaches. He's the first Bulldogs to do that since Jarvis Hayes in 2002-03. Thompkins led Georgia in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots.
16.4 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 1.4 apg, 2.5 tpg, 1.6 bpg, 1.1 spg, 31.2 mpg, .481 FG, .311 3PT, .689 FT
Thompkins is one of only nine players in Georgia history to score more than 1,200 points and grab more than 600 rebounds.
Reminds me of:
Lamar Odom. Similar size, similar ability to score with a face-up game.
What Insiders Say:
Georgia coach Mark Fox
"Trey a year ago was told maybe late first round, early second round even though he had a season that was injury filled. The opinion of NBA people I've talked to is that he's improved himself."
"At the end of the year he was finally healthy and was certainly a much more dominant player. The tough part for him was that really, 95 percent of the year he wasn't 100 percent healthy."
"He'll need to work out well and handle the next couple of months the right way."
What Outsiders Say:
Kentucky coach John Calipari
"He's a veteran; he understands and puts himself in great positions to score. They run a lot of stuff to get him the ball, and he's a good foul shooter. He can make it from 15 [feet] to the 3-point line. So he's dangerous in pick-and-rolls. He's a good player."
Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.
|Three-point field goals: 2008-09, 33-for-86 (.384); 2009-10, 23-for-61 (.377); 2010-11, 23-for-74 (.311). Totals: 79-for-221 (.357).|