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P.J. Thompson
P.J.  Thompson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Brebeuf Prep

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 188

Position:
Guard

01/30/2016

Hammons Lifts Purdue Past Nebraska

Hammons scores a career-best 32 points and grabs 11 rebounds

01/29/2016

Purdue Hosts Nebraska Saturday at Mackey

Purdue begins second half of league play with 6-3 record

01/29/2016

Tracking the Boilermakers

News & Notes on Purdue Athletics

01/27/2016

No. 21 Purdue Tops Minnesota 68-64

Vince Edwards scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

01/24/2016

No. 22 Purdue Falls to No. 9 Iowa

Vince Edwards has 19 points for the Boilermakers

01/27/2016

Purdue vs. Minnesota

NCAA Basketball: Purdue vs. Minnesota

01/21/2016

Purdue 75, Ohio State 64

The Boilermakers top Ohio State, on January 21, 2016.

01/21/2016

Purdue MBB vs. Iowa

Purdue MBB vs. Iowa 1/2/16

01/15/2016

Purdue vs. Penn State (1/13/16)

Purdue Men's Basketball vs. Penn State

01/13/2016

Purdue vs. Penn State, 74-57

NCAA Basketball: Purdue vs. Penn State

2014-15 Game-by-Game Statistics

2014-15 Photo Gallery

CAREER ACCOLADES
Thompson to China with USA Eagles (May 8, 2015)

2014-15
• Thompson appeared in 30 games, earning his first career start against IPFW on Dec. 8.
• Thompson averaged 2.4 PPG, 0.9 RPG and 1.1 APG in 13.6 minutes per contest. He also recorded an assist-to-turnover ratio of 33-to-19 (1.74).
• Over his last 10 appearances, Thompson went 5-of-11 (.455) from long distance. In his first 20 games, he went just 9-of-38 (.237).
• Ranked third on the team in steals (21) despite playing the ninth-most minutes.
• Was the difference-maker in the regular-season finale against Illinois, where he scored seven points with two assists, three steals and two rebounds in 14 minutes. His steal and layup of an Illinois inbounds pass late in the first half was a huge moment that kick-started Purdue's run to victory.
• Scored a career-high nine points with a career-high three assists against No. 6-ranked Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament, connecting on 3-of-4 attempts from the field. His three-pointer at the halftime buzzer gave the Boilermakers a 35-30 halftime lead.
• Tallied seven points and two assists against Missouri in the EASports Maui Invitational. Also made big plays in the overtime win over BYU (4 points, 1 steal).
• Also had seven points in losses to North Florida and Gardner-Webb.
• Averaged 3.8 PPG in the season's first seven games, but just 1.8 PPG in his final 23 appearances.

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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