Derek Thompson

#5 Derek Thompson

POSITION F
HEIGHT 6-8
WEIGHT 205
YEAR Fr.
HOMETOWN Cold Spring, Minn.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL Rocori HS

2017-18 (Freshman): Played in 18 games for Bemidji while scoring 237 points (8.5 ppg)... Led the team in field goal percentage by going 96 of 179 from the floor (53.6 percent) and also shot 34.8 percent (16-46) from behind the arc and 63 percent (29-46) from the free throw line... Pulled down 126 rebounds (4.5 percent) on the season to go along with 15 assists, 7 blocks and 6 steals... Scored a season-high 20 points at MSU Moorhead (Dec. 9) and recorded a season-high nine rebounds twice, versus Minnesota Crookston (Dec. 16) and versus MSU Moorhead (Feb. 9).

High School: Averaged 16 points and nine rebounds per game as a junior… Elected MVP of his team twice… Earned All-Area honors in basketball and football… Selected for All-Conference in the Central Lakes Conference… Assisted basketball team in making the section championship sophomore and junior years… Helped football team to the state tournament three consecutive years… Letter winner in basketball, football and track.

Personal: Born Nov. 24, 1998… Son of Richard and Melanie Thompson… Honor roll student and was also a member of the National Honor Society… Plans to major in social studies education.

Season/Career Highs:
Points: 20 at MSU Moorhead (12/9/17)
FG made: 9 at MSU Moorhead (12/9/17)
FG attempts: 13, x2 last vs MSU Moorhead (2/9/18)
3Pt FG made: 4 at Concordia-St. Paul (1/26/18)
3Pt FG attempts: 7 at Concordia-St. Paul (1/26/18)
FT made: 4, x3, last vs Mary (1/20/18)
FT attempts: 6, x2, last vs Mary (1/20/18)
Rebounds: 9, x3 last at Mary (2/16/18)
Assists: 3, at Concordia-St. Paul (1/26/18)
Steals: 1, 7x, last at Augustana (2/21/18)
Blocked Shots: 2, vs Mary (1/20/18)
Minutes: 38 vs Mary (1/20/18)

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