Mychel Thompson - Draft Prospect Profile

Mychel Thompson

Mychel Thompson (Pepperdine)
Height: 6-7  Weight: 210
Position: F
Hometown: Portland, OR

CAREER: Ended his career #14 on Pepperdine's all-time scoring list with 1,413 points ... Became the Waves' 36th 1,000-point scorer during his senior season ... Appeared in a school-record 128 games while making 114 starts (tied for fourth) ... Attempted 1,366 shots, more than anyone in Pepperdine history except for Bird Averitt ... On other school career records lists, he ranks third in minutes played (3,722), fourth in three-pointers made (192) and fourth in steals (145) ... Career averages were 11.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 29.1 minutes ... A career 76.0% free throw shooter.
PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Earned All-WCC honorable mention honors for the second time as a senior ... Led the squad in scoring at 14.6 points per game, ranking fifth in the WCC ... Also led the team in rebounding (5.9, 10th in the WCC) and blocked shots (1.0, tied for fourth in the WCC) ... Also among the WCC leaders, was eighth in minutes played (32.2), 10th in three-pointers made (1.6), 14th in steals (1.1) and tied for 14th in free throw percentage (77.2%) ... The only Wave to start all 33 games ... Sank a team-high 53 three-pointers and had 17 games with multiple threes ... In conference play only, ranked fifth in the league at 15.5 ppg ... Scored in double-figures 24 times, including eight games with 20 or more points .... Scored a career-high 34 in a win vs. Nevada (11/16) ... Had 31 points and a season-high-tying 10 rebounds at San Francisco (2/24), becoming the first Wave with a 30-10 game since 2005 ... Hit the most dramatic shot of his career at San Diego (2/5), sinking a 35-footer at the regulation buzzer to send the game to overtime ... He then scored the Waves' first 12 points of OT and had 25 overall in the win over the Toreros ... Besides the USF game, had a double-double vs. Seattle (1/2) with 23 points and 10 rebounds ... Averaged 18.5 points at the WCC Tournament, including 26 in the first round vs. San Diego (3/4) ... Had three games with a season-best 10 rebounds, including vs. San Diego (1/6) ... Other season highs were six assists vs. USF (1/29), four steals at Missouri State (11/22), four three-pointers (four times), three blocked shots (four times) and 42 minutes at USF (2/24).

PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Son of Mychal and Julie Thompson ... Father was the #1 overall pick in the 1978 NBA Draft and had a 12-year pro career, and is now a radio color commentator with the Los Angeles Lakers ... Has two siblings, Klay (a sophomore at Washington State) and Trayce ... Uncle, Andy Thompson, played basketball at South Florida and Minnesota ... Majoring in advertising ... Chose Pepperdine "for the basketball, the education and the location."