Biography: An extremely disappointing 2009-10 season for North Carolina could end up costing Thompson. The departure of stars Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington left Thompson as one of the key players expected to help the Tar Heels have another strong season following their run to the national title, but he was inconsistent and so was his team, failing to make the NCAA tournament. One 13-game stretch saw Thompson limited to 11.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game as North Carolina went 3-10. He finished his collegiate career with three consecutive double-doubles in the NIT after failing to register one in the previous 28 games. Thompson has a good mid-range game, able to consistently hit jumpers from 15 feet and in, and did show flashes of being a force on the boards. However, he could have trouble matching up defensively against the NBA's better power forwards because he's far from the biggest or most athletic prospect at the position. Still, Thompson could develop into a solid bench player because of the energy he often brings, and his willingness to attack the glass. A starter in his final three years at Chapel Hill, Thompson increased his scoring and rebounding every season and closed his senior year with averages of 13.7 points and 6.7 boards a game.
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