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33 - Trey Thompkins

Georgia 

  • Birthday: 5/20/90
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Junior
  • Ht: 6-10
  • Wt: 239
  • Hometown: Lithonia, GA
  • High School: Wesleyan
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7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Overall

92

2011
Mock:  37

NBA Comparison: Channing Frye/Craig Brackins

Strengths: An offensively gifted power forward with ideal size for his position ... Stands about 6'10" in shoes with a long wingspan ... Has good overall strength, which he uses often in post-up situations ... Has a very versatile low-post game ... Exceptional footwork with fast and efficient pivot moves ... Looks great on either side of the hoop and can finish after turning over either shoulder ... Has a developing hook shot that shows a lot of promise ... Soft hands and a knack for establishing position makes him an easy target for post-entry passes ... Uses a lot of fakes under the rim ... Makes the defense commit and then takes advantage ... Doesn't waste any time making his move after catching the ball ... Keeps the ball high and away from roaming defenders ... Tough to knock off balance ... Has a nice 10-15 foot turnaround jump shot ... Can also score facing up ... Displays a good form on his jumper, displaying a very high release ... Great catch and shoot player from either shoulder or the baseline ... Looks comfortable shooting out to the college three point line ... Good ball-handler, but prefers only one or two dribbles to get his spot on the block or pull up for a perimeter jumper ... Unselfish player that can find open teammates when double-teamed... Despite not being much of an athlete, is a good finisher in transition ... Showing a lot of improvement on the defensive side of the court ... Contests shots well and doesn't give up when his opponent gets a step on him ...

Weaknesses: Not a great athlete ... Leaping ability is below average ... Has quick feet around the rim, but won't win many foot-races in the NBA ... Poor lateral movement limits his defensive potential ... Solid shot blocker, but won't be very intimidating at the next level ... Conditioning has been an issue for him throughout his college career (measured a 15.5% body fat at the 2011 NBA Draft Combine) ... Stands to gain a lot in terms of athleticism by improving conditioning, which begs the question: why hasn't he improved it already? ... Toughness has been questioned ... A bit turnover prone when trying to make ambitious passes ... Questionable motor that can probably be attributed to his conditioning ...

Overall: Thompkins has the potential to be a good scoring threat in the NBA ... He has a great inside/outside game that a lot of teams could find appealing in a bench scorer, but 82 games is a long season and Thompkins could have problems getting and staying in shape ... Even with his flaws he's got the talent to contribute, and a team in the late 1st to early 2nd round will be willing to pick him up...

Tyler Ingle 6/12/11

Strengths: A graceful 6-foot-10 bigman with a polished offensive game and feathery touch … One of those players that wows you with skill level instead of athleticism … Can face the basket and knock down shots as well as do work on the block … Highly effective in the half court but also excels in transition … Smooth footwork in the post and strong all around feel for the game … High basketball IQ … Great understanding of post positioning and use of box out … Also does a good job of freeing himself from his man off the ball for passes … Wide base allows him to post up opponents and create space inside … Textbook use of his pivot feet … Has a nice righty baby hook shot … Has range out to three point land … Likes to face up against opposing bigs and use his guard like ball handling ability to create shots … An excellent finisher after contact … Soft hands, very good at corralling bad passes and quick to make plays once he gains possession of the ball … Body strength is good … Uses his big wingspan to clear the boards effectively (8.3 rpg) … Very effective on the offensive glass, utilizing his excellent length and soft hands for tip ins … Does a good job in pick and roll or pick and pop situations … Solid go to player with the ability to get the line and knock down free throws (75%) … Highly advanced skill level for a player with just two years of college basketball under his belt … Has a very calm, even keeled demeanor. Doesn’t get rattled easily … Body has shown solid development in the past year …

Weaknesses: Not a jaw dropping athlete … Upside somewhat limited by his lack of pure athletic ability … Not the most explosive leaper and despite a big wingspan not much of a presence as a shot blocker … Uses finesse instead of athleticism to break opponents down offensively … Skill set makes him more of a threat in the half court. Needs to become a better shooter in the intermediate 12-18 foot range … Needs to get better with his passing and not be quite as careless with the ball … Could stand to tone his body some more …

Notes: A hard worker who played in a college environment in high school at Oak Hill Academy … One of the top returning post players in college basketball … Averaged 17.7 ppg, 8.3 rpg and 1.9 apg while hitting 23-61 (38%) on 3 point attempts.

Aran Smith 7/5/10

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