Thompson with Bayern Munich in 2013
|No. 2 – Unicaja|
|Born||September 16, 1988|
|Nationality||American / Ivorian|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||Torrance (Torrance, California)|
|College||North Carolina (2006–2010)|
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|2014–2015||Liaoning Flying Leopards|
|2017–2019||San Pablo Burgos|
|Career highlights and awards|
Deon Marshall Thompson (born September 16, 1988) is an American-Ivorian professional basketball player for Unicaja of the Liga ACB and the Eurocup. He played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Standing at 2.04 m (6 ft 8 1⁄2 in), he plays the power forward position.
High school and college career
As a senior at Torrance High School in Torrance, California, Thompson scored 30 or more points five times and had 20 or more rebounds on six occasions, and led his team to the Division II-A finals in 2006 and quarterfinals in 2005. He averaged 21.5 points, 13.8 rebounds and 4.6 blocked shots as a senior.
Thompson wore number 21 for North Carolina; when his college career ended in 2010, he had played in a total of 152 games, at that time the most in NCAA Division I men's history. (The record was broken the following season by David Lighty of Ohio State; Thompson is now tied for fourth on the overall list.)
After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA draft, Thompson joined the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 2010 NBA Summer League. On August 1, 2010, he signed with Greek club Ikaros Kallitheas for the 2010–11 season.
On August 2, 2013, Thompson signed with Bayern Munich. With Bayern he won the 2013–14 Bundesliga, and was also named to the All-BBL Second Team. On August 14, 2014, he parted ways with Bayern.
On August 26, 2014, Thompson signed with the Liaoning Flying Leopards of China for the 2014–15 CBA season. On March 23, 2015, he signed with Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Premier League for the rest of the season.
On July 20, 2015, Thompson returned to Bayern Munich, signing a one-year deal.
On August 19, 2017, Thompson signed with Spanish club San Pablo Burgos and became the top rebounder of the 2017–18 ACB season with 6.7 rebounds per game. He was also named MVP of the week after performing and average index of 31 in the club wins at MoraBanc Andorra and versus Real Betis Energía Plus. On August 6, 2018, Thompson re-signed for one season with Spanish club San Pablo Burgos.
On January 6, 2019, Thompson left Burgos and signed with Lithuanian Žalgiris Kaunas until the end of the season. He helped Žalgiris reach the EuroLeague playoffs, and win the Lithuanian Basketball League championship.
National team career
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|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
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- NBA Summer League Rosters - Vegas
- Deon Thompson inks with Ikaros
- Union Olimpija lands Thompson
- Thompson okrepitev pod košema (in Slovene)
- Deon Thompson, Union Olimpija part ways
- "Alba Berlin officially signs Deon Thompson". Sportando.net. August 12, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
- "John Bryant erneut zum "Most Valuable Player" gekürt, Sebastian Machowski ist der "Coach of the Year"". Beko-BBL.de (in German). Archived from the original on June 30, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2013.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
- "BAYERN MUNICH brings in low-post threat Thompson". Euroleague.net. Archived from the original on August 5, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2013.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
- Münchens Point Guard Malcolm Delaney zum „Most Valuable Player“ gekürt, Wölfe-Trainer Silvano... (in German)
- "Bayern Munich signs Stimac and Jagla, part ways with Thompson". Sportando.com. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
- "Deon Thompson Signs With Liaoning Flying Leopards". Sportando.com. August 26, 2014. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
- "Deon Thompson signs with Hapoel Jerusalem". Sportando.com. March 23, 2015. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
- "FC Bayern brings back big man Thompson". Euroleague.net. July 20, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
- "Deon Thompson has signed with Galatasaray". Eurohoops.net. July 12, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
- "Crvena Zvezda inks Deon Thompson". Euroleague.net. January 2, 2017. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
- "Deon Thompson, la polivalencia en la pintura". Club Baloncesto San Pablo Burgos (in Spanish). August 19, 2017. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
- "Deon Thompson seguirá reinando en la pintura burgalesa - Club Baloncesto San Pablo Burgos". Club Baloncesto San Pablo Burgos (in Spanish). August 6, 2018. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
- "Zalgiris Kaunas signed Deon Thompson". Eurohoops.net. January 6, 2019. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
- "Diabate can't wait to get started as Cote d'Ivoire announce preliminary squad". fiba.basketball. Retrieved July 23, 2019.