Tag:Tristan Thompson
Posted on: April 22, 2011 3:51 pm
Edited on: April 22, 2011 3:53 pm

Report: Texas' Joseph entering draft, too

Texas freshman Cory Joseph is joining teammate Tristan Thompson and entering the NBA Draft, according to a report in the Toronto Sun.

Joseph and Thompson are both from Canada.

Though Thompson will hire an agent, the paper reported Joseph has no immediate plans to do so. Joseph averaged 10.4 points and 3.0 assists per game last season. The 6-foot-3 guard is likely to be selected in the second round if he remains in the draft.

The deadline for underclassmen to enter the draft is Sunday.

Underclassmen who maintain their amateur status have until May 8 to withdraw.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: April 21, 2011 3:05 pm
Edited on: April 21, 2011 3:22 pm

Report: UT's Thompson in NBA Draft

Texas freshman Tristan Thompson will not return for his sophomore season because he's entering the NBA Draft, the Austin American Statesman newspaper reported Thursday.

Thompson averaged 13.1 points and 7.8 rebounds for the Longhorns last season.

The 6-foot-8 forward told reporters he would return to school after UT's final game, but he has since changed his mind. Most mock drafts have him  projected to be picked in the first round. The Longhorns now turn their attention to waiting to see whether Jordan Hamilton will follow Thompson's lead or instead return to Austin for his junior season.

The deadline to declare for the NBA Draft is Sunday.
Posted on: November 19, 2010 12:57 am
Edited on: November 19, 2010 1:06 am

Nice (and surprising?) start for Texas' Thompson

I watched Tristan Thompson play on the summer circuit a bunch in 2008 and 2009.

And I never loved him.

He was obviously talented, sure. But the 6-foot-8 forward always seemed to be missing whatever it is that makes great players great, and coming into this season I actually figured Cory Joseph would  be the former Grassroots Canada star making the biggest impact at Texas. Through three games, I'm more wrong than Tony Parker's dating habits. Thompson is averaging 16.3 points and 7.7 rebounds, and he was the star of UT's 90-84 win over No. 13 Illinois that tipped late Thursday and ended early Friday after an overtime period inside Madison Square Garden.

Texas-Illinois wasn't the biggest game to date, but it might've been the most fun. The score was tied 45-45 at the half and 75-75 at the end of regulation, at which point the Longhorns reeled off eight straight points to build the lead that led to the upset. Thompson? He finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and six blocks, and, suddenly, he seems to have whatever it is that makes great players great.

Next up is Friday night's game with No. 5 Pittsburgh.

It'll be interesting to see whether Thompson can lead the unranked Lonhorns to another upset.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: November 8, 2010 8:18 am
Edited on: November 8, 2010 8:19 am

The season is here

The season starts today with a slate of four games.

They are:
  • Rhode Island at No. 5 Pittsburgh
  • UC Irvine at No. 13 Illinois
  • Navy at Texas
  • Seattle at Maryland
What I'm most looking forward to is the debut of Canadians Cory Joseph and Tristan Thompson at Texas. Thompson has always been rated higher than his summer teammate, but I've forever liked Joseph better. Either way, the reality is that UT needs both to be productive. If they are, the Longhorns could challenge for the Big 12 title despite the loss of Damian James and Avery Bradley.
Category: NCAAB
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