Real re-signs power forward Thompkins

Jun 09, 2020 by Print

Real Madrid reached a new agreement with power forward Trey Thompkins which allows both parts to stay together until the end of the 2021-22 campaign, the club announced Tuesday. Thompkins (2.08 meters, 30 years old) averaged 10.8 points on 48.5% three-point shooting and 3.9 rebounds in 20 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games last season. He ranked 17th overall in points per 40 minutes (21.8). In his five seasons with Real, Thompkins led the team to win three Spanish League and three Spanish Copa del Rey titles, as well as lifting the Intercontinental Cup title in 2015. Moreover, Thompkins led Madrid to three consecutive Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Fours from 2017 to 2019, lifting the trophy in 2018. He played a critical role in the EuroLeague Championship Game against Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul, scoring 10 points and pulling down 5 rebounds off the bench in just 15 minutes, as well as sealing the outcome with a tip-in with 18.2 seconds left. Thompkins started his professional basketball career with Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA and also played for Nizhny Novgorod of Russia before joining Real in 2014. He was also a member of the USA national team that won a gold medal at the 2009 U19 World Championships in New Zealand. In 137 EuroLeague career games with Nizhny and Real, Thompkins has amassed 1,275 points (9.3 ppg.) and 606 rebounds (4.4 rpg.).