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  Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson

Player Profile


Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Melvindale/Progressive Christian Academy

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 180



Has a beautiful shot and possesses the ability to play all of the guard positions...Electric player, who has the potential to be a four-year starter.

High School: Spent the last two seasons at Progressive Christian Academy (Washington, D.C.), which produced eight Division I players and five of the nation's Top-100 prep school players in 2008-09...Led his team in scoring with 27.3 points per game, while averaging 7.9 rebounds and 9.5 assists as a senior...Prior to that, he earned first-team all-state, all-conference and all-district honors at Melvindale High School, where he was rated among the state's top players according to the 2006-07 Michigan Prep Magazine Preseason Report...Averaged 25 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists as the Cardinals top scorer that year.

Personal: Born September 5, 1989...Undecided on his major...Son of Daryl and Joselyn Thompson...His father, Daryl, coaches the Detroit Showtime AAU team...Favorite professional athlete is Stephen Curry...Is looking most forward to playing Memphis this season because, at one time, he had dreams of playing for a team like that as a prep...Aspires to run his own business someday...Says attending Progressive Christian Academy defined him as a player.


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