Tag:Trey Thompkins
Posted on: April 12, 2011 3:45 pm
Edited on: April 12, 2011 3:48 pm
 

Georgia's Leslie staying in NBA Draft

Georgia junior Travis Leslie announced on Tuesday that he will keep his name in the NBA Draft and thus closing the door on the possibility of playing for the Bulldogs next season.

“I would like to thank UGA for giving me the opportunity, as well as Coach [Mark] Fox and the staff in helping me to improve my game," Leslie said in a statement. "Last but not least, I’d like to thank the Georgia fans for their support over the past three years.”

Leslie averaged 14.4 points and 7.2 rebounds last season.

The 6-foot-4 guard is projected as a borderline first-round pick.

Leslie is the second Georgia underclassman to announce he's entering and remaining in the NBA Draft. The other is Trey Thompkins, a 6-10 forward who averaged 16.4 points and 7.6 rebounds last season. Thompkins is a projected first-round pick. The NBA Draft is June 23.
Posted on: August 2, 2010 12:51 pm
Edited on: August 2, 2010 12:55 pm
 

Duke teammates highlight 10-man USA Select Team


Duke teammates Nolan Smith and Kyle Singler headline a group of 10 college basketball players selected to train with the 2010 USA Men’s World Championship Team finalists next week in New York, USA basketball announced Monday.

The full college roster includes:
  • JaJuan Johnson (Purdue)
  • Jon Leuer (Wisconsin)
  • Shelvin Mack (Butler)
  • Kyle Singler (Duke)
  • Chris Singleton (Florida State)
  • Nolan Smith (Duke)
  • Trey Thompkins (Georgia)
  • Mike Tisdale (Illinois)
  • Kemba Walker (Connecticut)
  • Chris Wright (Dayton)
"One of the great developments of our Las Vegas camp was the USA Select Team which consisted of juniors and seniors out of the college ranks that we brought in to scrimmage against the USA National Team," said USA basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo. "[Washington coach] Lorenzo Romar and [Villanova coach] Jay Wright did a terrific job of coaching the select players in Las Vegas. It worked so well we’ve decided to bring to New York a smaller group of players from that Select Team to do the same thing. They were very valuable to us and it’s a great experience for them."

The college players will arrive in New York Aug. 9 and train Aug. 10-13.
Posted on: April 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Edited on: April 15, 2010 10:18 pm
 

Georgia's Thompkins returning for junior season


Georgia sophomore Trey Thompkins will return for his junior season.

The 6-foot-9 forward announced his decision at Thursday night's team banquet.

Thompkins averaged 17.7 points and 8.3 rebounds this season for the Bulldogs, who recorded wins over Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Florida despite being the unanimous pick to finish last in the SEC East. This development ensures Mark Fox will keep his top two scorers. Sophomore Travis Leslie already announced he's returning to school.
 
 
 
 
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