Derek Thompson

#5 Derek Thompson

POSITION F
HEIGHT 6-8
WEIGHT 218
YEAR So.
HOMETOWN Cold Spring, Minn.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL Rocori HS

2020-21 (Sr)
• NSIC All-Conference Second Team
• Winter NSIC All-Academic Team (All-Academic Team of Excellence)
• NSIC Men's Honor Student-Athlete
Started all 16 games this season, playing 33.2 minutes per game... Led the team in points scored with 287 coming to 17.9 points per game... Also tied the team with most rebounds with 100 in the season and 6.3 per game... Shot 51.1 percent from the field, 31.3 percent from three and 74.5 percent from the free-throw line... Broke the BSU single game point record of 44 with 45 on the last game of the season against Minnesota-Crookston on 2/20/21... Had 25 assists and 9 blocks this season setting career highs for single games in both with 5 assists against U-Mary 1/22/21 and 3 blocks in two different games this season... Had two double-doubles with the first coming in the first game of the season and the second in the second-to-last game.

2019-2020 (Jr)
• NSIC All-Conference Second Team
• Winter NSIC All-Academic Team (All-Academic Team of Excellence)
• Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award
Started all 27 games as a junior...Ranked seventh in the NSIC in field goal percentage (.512) and ninth in free-throw percentage (.818)...Second on BSU with 6.4 rebounds per game and third with 14.1 points per game... Became the 19th student-athlete at BSU and second underclassman to reach 1,000 career points... Scored a career-high 28 points twice... Recorded four straight games with at least 26 points from Jan. 4 through Jan. 17... Tallied five double-doubles, including career-highs of 15 rebounds and 28 points Jan. 4 at St. Cloud State.

2018-19 (So)
• Winter NSIC All-Academic Team (All-Academic Team of Excellence)
Started all 28 games for the Beavers in his sophomore season... Totaled 385 points and averaged 13.8 points per game... Finished the season shooting 54.3 percent from the floor, 37.1 percent from beyond the arc, and 74.6 from the free-throw line... Ranked fifth in the NSIC in field goal percentage, 18th with 5.6 rebounds per game, and 24th in points per game... Recorded 16 steals, 10 blocks, and 28 assists... Set a career-high 28 points against Minot State (Jan. 25) and 12 rebounds in the season opener against Oak Hills Christian (Nov. 12).

2017-18 (Fr)
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… Business administration major.

Season Highs
Points:
8, vs Concordia-St. Paul (11/16/21)
FG Made:
3, vs Concordia-St. Paul (11/16/21)
FG Attempts:
7, vs Concordia-St. Paul (11/16/21)
3Pt FG Made:
1, vs Northland (11/20/21)
3Pt FG Attempts:
1, vs Concordia-St. Paul (11/16/21)
FT Made:
2, vs Concordia-St. Paul (11/16/21)
FT Attempts:
3, vs Northland (11/20/21)
Rebounds:
8, vs Concordia-St. Paul (11/16/21)
Assists:
4, vs Northland (11/20/21)
Steals:
1, 2x last vs Northland (11/20/21)
Blocked Shots:
1, vs Northland (11/20/21)
Minutes:
29, vs Concordia-St. Paul (11/16/21)

Career Highs
Points:
 45, vs Min. Crookston (2/20/21)
FG Made: 17, vs Min. Crookston (2/20/21)
FG Attempts: 25, at Minnesota State (1/2/21)
3Pt FG Made: 5, 2x last vs Min. Crookston (2/20/21)
3Pt FG Attempts: 11, at Sioux Falls (2/1/19)
FT Made: 9, at MSU Moorhead (1/15/21)
FT Attempts: 12, at MSU Moorhead (1/15/21)
Rebounds: 15, at St. Cloud State (1/4/20)
Assists: 5, vs Mary (1/22/21)
Steals: 3, vs Min. Duluth (2/12/21)
Blocked Shots: 3, 2x last at MSU Moorhead (1/15/21)
Minutes: 42, vs MSU Moorhead (1/10/20)

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