Klay Thompson - Draft Prospect Profile

Klay Thompson - Draft Prospect Profile

Height: 6-6 Weight: 202lbs
Position: G
Hometown: Randera Ranch, CA

Career:
Ranks on WSU's all-time list in 3-point field goals made (first - 242), 3-point field goal attempts (first - 620), points (third - 1,756), field goal attempts (third - 1414), scoring average (third - 17.9 ppg), field goals (fourth - 599), free throw percentage (fourth - .827), minutes (ninth - 3,367), steals (10th - 130), 3-point percentage (10th - .390), free throws (12th - 316), assists (13th - 259), blocks (14th - 74), steals average (14th - 1.33) , blocks average (16th - 0.755), and assists average (20th - 2.64).

2010-11: Started 32 of 33 games he played in for the Cougars...named to the All-Pacific-10 Conference First Team... also named USBWA and NABC All-District and The Sporting News first team all-conference...led WSU and the Pac-10 and ranked 11th in the nation in scoring (21.6 ppg) and led the team and conference in 3-pointers made (98, 2.9 mpg)...led the Cougars in free throw percentage (.838/second Pac-10), assists (127, 3.7 apg/seventh Pac-10), steals (56, 1.6 spg/fifth Pac-10) and minutes per game (34.7 mpg/third Pac-10).....also ranked in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (eighth/32), 3-point percentage (10th/.398) and rebounding (20th/5.2 rpg)... recorded 16 20-plus point games including a stretch where he reached the mark in seven-consecutive games...led the Cougars to the Diamond Head Classic Championship game and scored 20 or more points in each of the team's three games including a 31-point performance in a 84-68 loss to Butler in the finals (Dec. 25)...was named to the all-tournament team...recorded consecutive double-doubles during Pac-10 play in a loss at USC (Dec. 31) and win over Oregon State (Jan. 6)...passed Mark Hendrickson to move into third on the WSU all-time scoring list with 30 points in a loss at Arizona (Feb. 17)...tied his career high with 43 points in a quarterfinal loss to Washington (March 10) at the Pac-10 Tournament...he finished 8-for-14 from behind the 3-point line which tied his career records for makes and attempts in a game...the 43 points set a Pac-10 Tournament record and was the most of any Pac-10 player since 2003...he also set the Pac-10 Tournament single-game 3-point record and tied Reggie Miller's field goal record with 15 made...scored 69 points in four NIT games, (has 76 career NIT points including the 2009 NIT, which is third most by any Cougar player) helping WSU reach the semifinals in New York...achieved four single-season WSU records including points (733), field goal attempts (551), 3-point field goals (98) and 3-point field goal attempts (246)...also achieved several top-10 finishes in the WSU single-season record book including field goals (third/240), minutes (third/1179), scoring average (fourth/21.6 ppg), free throws (sixth/155), free throw percentage (eighth/.838) and steals (ninth/56)...set Cougar junior records for points (733), scoring average (21.6), field goals (240), field goals attempted (551), 3-point field goals (98), 3-point field goal attempts (246)...finished on multiple junior top-10 lists including minutes (second/1179), free throws (third/155), free throw attempts (t-fourth/185), free throw percentage (fourth/.838), steals (t-fourth/56), assists (fifth/127), blocks (fifth/32), steals average (t-seventh/1.7), assists average (eighth/3.85), blocks average (eighth/0.97), and 3-point field goal percentage (10th/.398) ...was chosen as a top-30 midseason candidate for both the John R. Wooden and Naismith awards...was twice named Pac-10 Player of the Week (Nov. 22-28 and Dec. 6-12).

Personal: Born Klay Alexander Thompson Feb. 8, 1990 in Los Angeles....parents Mychal and Julie...older brother Mychel played basketball at Pepperdine University...younger brother Trayce was chosen in the second round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft by the Chicago White Sox and is currently playing in the minor leagues...father Mychal was the No. 1 overall pick of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers...played 12 seasons in the NBA with the Blazers and L.A. Lakers and won three NBA Championships while with the Lakers...played college basketball at the University of Minnesota, holding the school's career record for points (1,992)...is currently a radio broadcaster for the Lakers...mother Julie played volleyball at the University of San Francisco ...major is undecided.