This time around, Thompson isn't turning back. On Tuesday afternoon, the Hoyas announced that he would forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the NBA draft. Thompson will sign with an agent.
“We fully anticipated he would enter the 2012 draft after this season,” head coach John Thompson III said in a release. “He is an extremely hard worker and we wish him the best as he takes his next step.”
Thompson, a 6-foot-8 forward from Los Angeles, averaged 12.8 points and 5.5 rebounds this past season. Most draft services project him anywhere from the mid-second round to undrafted.
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