Modern strech power forward (2,01m) who is a former player of USC Upstate (NCAA D1) and stayed there for four seasons before his pro debut this season in Spisska Nova Ves (Slovakia). In his college years, he outstanded mainly in his last two seasons, where he had an starter role and played in the CIT tournament. In his last season in the USA, Thompkins got his best numbers in University, averaging 10,8 points, 5,8 rebounds and 1,1 blocks per game in 31 minutes per game. We need to add also a good 38% from the 3-pt line with an average of 2,3 shots per game. After a season out, he became a Helping Ballers player and made his pro debut in the first division of Slovakia where he left a good feeling with his shooting, blocking skills and defensive rebounding.
In his style, Thompkins outstands basically as a shooter, where he makes more than 60% of his points. He got over the two threes scored per game in his last NCAA season and he has made the same in Slovakia, something that shows his role as shooter PF. To his ability to shoot (open shots and Pick&Pop), Thompkins adds an interesting ability to shoot off dribble, as in the long distance as in the closest positions to the rim, using the dribble to go strong to the basket and finishing with a dunk as soon as he has the chance. Also, Thompkins runs the court, other of his main sources of scoring, and plays over the rim, being able to finish transition situation in alley-hoop easily. This athletic skill makes him to outstand also in defence, where he has a really good ability to rebound. He adds this to a excellent ability to block, even in 1on1 situations or in “help” situations. This season in Slovakia, he was the top blocker of the league with 1,7 blocks per game.
|19-20||BK SPISSKA NOVA VES||SBL SLOVAKIA||8,7||4,6||0,7||28||41,2%||32,9%||81,5%||0,8||1,7|
ST= steals / BL= blocks (If you don’t see the full table, swipe sideways)