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P.J. Thompson
P.J. Thompson

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Brebeuf Prep

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 188

Position:
Guard



12/08/2014

Strong Finish Propels Purdue Past IPFW 63-43

The Boilermakers use strong runs in the first half and final minutes to secure the win.

12/05/2014

Boilermakers Begin Busy Stretch Saturday vs. North Florida

Purdue to play three home games in the next five days.

12/02/2014

Purdue Tops NC State in ACC/Big 10 Challenge, 66-61

Boilermakers advance to a 6-2 overall record.

11/12/2014

Boilermakers Tip Off 117th Season Friday Night Against Samford

Purdue is 8-1 under Painter in season openers.

11/11/2014

Boilermakers Talk to Media Before Practice on Tuesday Afternoon

Thompson, Stephens and Octeus speak with media before practice.

12/20/2014

Men's Basketball vs. No. 21 Notre Dame (USA Today)

Men's Basketball vs. No. 21 Notre Dame; photos by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

12/08/2014

Men's Basketball vs. IPFW

December 8, 2014

12/08/2014

Men's Basketball vs. IPFW (2)

December 8, 2014

12/06/2014

Men's Basketball vs. North Florida

December 6, 2014

12/06/2014

Purdue vs. North Florida

Men's basketball, USATSI Gallery -- 12/6/14

High School:
• A three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com and a two-star recruit by ESPN.com.
• Averaged over 24 points per game as a senior and was named an Indiana All-Star and a Hoosier Basketball All-Star.
• Named All-Marion County three times and earned a spot on the 10-member Indianapolis Star Super Team in 2014.
• Named one of the three most-underrated recruits in the Big Ten by SportsWatch.com.
• Averaged almost 24 points per game as a junior and was selected as a 2013 Indiana Junior All-Star.
• Tallied 40 points in the prestigious Indianapolis Legacy Showcase following his junior year.
• Averaged 18.4 points per game as a sophomore and 14.2 points per game as a freshman.
• Earned three selections to the Hoosier Basketball Magazine All-State team.
• Is crafty with the ball in his hands and works to get his teammates good shots in the offense.
• Very mature player who embraces the team-first mentality and will be a great fit in the locker room.
• Brebeuf coach Noah Haynes said, "He is like a coach on the floor for us. He's pretty multi-dimensional as an offensive player. He's got the ability to shoot the three, to go past you or come off a screen. He's a tough matchup."

Personal:
• Born Feb. 24, 1996, in Indianapolis, Ind.
• Son of LaSalle and Tonja Thompson.
• Has a younger brother, Isaiah.
• Father, LaSalle, played basketball at Indiana State and Ball State and competed on the Indiana All-Star Team with former Boilermaker great Glenn Robinson. He played several years overseas following his collegiate career.

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