Real Madrid reached a new agreement with power forward Trey Thompkins to keep working together for two more years, until the end of the 2017-18 season. Thompkins (2.08 meters, 26 years old) averaged 5.9 points on 100% free throw shooting and 3 rebounds in 15 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games last season, in which he helped Madrid win the Spanish double - league and cup titles, as well as lifting the Intercontinental Cup trophy. Thompkins joined Madrid from Russian side Nizhny Novgorod, for whom he averaged 14.5 points and 8.1 rebounds in 23 EuroLeague games in the 2014-15 season, his first in the competition. He ranked third in rebounds and 12th in performance index ranking (15.7 per game) among all EuroLeague players, marking a sensational comeback season after having spent most of the previous two years sidelined due to a severe knee injury. Thompkins had started his pro career with Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA, got injured in spring of 2013 and returned to action by joining Nizhny in late 2014. Previously, he had spent four seasons at the University of Georgia, where he averaged 16.4 points and 7.6 rebounds in 30 NCAA games in the 2010-11 season.