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WSU Men's Basketball BIO
Klay Thompson
Player Profile:
Klay Thompson 1269604
Position: Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 202
Year: Junior
Hometown: Ladera Ranch, Calif.
High School: Santa Margarita Catholic HS
Experience: 2 Letters


Klay Thompson
Klay Thompson

Ladera Ranch, Calif.

High School:
Santa Margarita Catholic HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 202



Ranks on WSU's all-time list in 3-point field goals made (first - 242), 3-point field goal attempts (first - 620), points (third - 1,756), field goal attempts (third - 1414), scoring average (third - 17.9 ppg), field goals (fourth - 599), free throw percentage (fourth - .827), minutes (ninth - 3,367), steals (10th - 130), 3-point percentage (10th - .390), free throws (12th - 316), assists (13th - 259), blocks (14th - 74), steals average (14th - 1.33) , blocks average (16th - 0.755), and assists average (20th - 2.64).

JUNIOR (2010-11)
Started 32 of 33 games he played in for the Cougars...named to the All-Pacific-10 Conference First Team... also named USBWA and NABC All-District and The Sporting News first team all-conference...led WSU and the Pac-10 and ranked 11th in the nation in scoring (21.6 ppg) and led the team and conference in 3-pointers made (98, 2.9 mpg)...led the Cougars in free throw percentage (.838/second Pac-10), assists (127, 3.7 apg/seventh Pac-10), steals (56, 1.6 spg/fifth Pac-10) and minutes per game (34.7 mpg/third Pac-10).....also ranked in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (eighth/32), 3-point percentage (10th/.398) and rebounding (20th/5.2 rpg)... recorded 16 20-plus point games including a stretch where he reached the mark in seven-consecutive games...led the Cougars to the Diamond Head Classic Championship game and scored 20 or more points in each of the team's three games including a 31-point performance in a 84-68 loss to Butler in the finals (Dec. 25)...was named to the all-tournament team...recorded consecutive double-doubles during Pac-10 play in a loss at USC (Dec. 31) and win over Oregon State (Jan. 6)...passed Mark Hendrickson to move into third on the WSU all-time scoring list with 30 points in a loss at Arizona (Feb. 17)...tied his career high with 43 points in a quarterfinal loss to Washington (March 10) at the Pac-10 Tournament...he finished 8-for-14 from behind the 3-point line which tied his career records for makes and attempts in a game...the 43 points set a Pac-10 Tournament record and was the most of any Pac-10 player since 2003...he also set the Pac-10 Tournament single-game 3-point record and tied Reggie Miller's field goal record with 15 made...scored 69 points in four NIT games, (has 76 career NIT points including the 2009 NIT, which is third most by any Cougar player) helping WSU reach the semifinals in New York...achieved four single-season WSU records including points (733), field goal attempts (551), 3-point field goals (98) and 3-point field goal attempts (246)...also achieved several top-10 finishes in the WSU single-season record book including field goals (third/240), minutes (third/1179), scoring average (fourth/21.6 ppg), free throws (sixth/155), free throw percentage (eighth/.838) and steals (ninth/56)...set Cougar junior records for points (733), scoring average (21.6), field goals (240), field goals attempted (551), 3-point field goals (98), 3-point field goal attempts (246)...finished on multiple junior top-10 lists including minutes (second/1179), free throws (third/155), free throw attempts (t-fourth/185), free throw percentage (fourth/.838), steals (t-fourth/56), assists (fifth/127), blocks (fifth/32), steals average (t-seventh/1.7), assists average (eighth/3.85), blocks average (eighth/0.97), and 3-point field goal percentage (10th/.398) ...was chosen as a top-30 midseason candidate for both the John R. Wooden and Naismith awards...was twice named Pac-10 Player of the Week (Nov. 22-28 and Dec. 6-12).

SOPHOMORE (2009-10)
Started 30 of 31 games for the Cougars...named to the All-Pacific-10 Conference First Team...also named USBWA and NABC All-District, NetScouts Basketball All-Pac-10 First Team and The Sporting News second team all-conference...led WSU in points (19.6 ppg) minutes per game (35.4 mpg), steals (44, 1.4 spg), and 3-pointers made (76, 2.5 mpg) ...led the Cougars in scoring 21 times...Pac-10 rankings include Thompson second in points (19.6 ppg), fourth in minutes played (35.4 mpg), fifth in 3-point field goals (76, 2.5 mpg), eighth in free-throws percentage (.801) and 14th in rebounding (159, 5.1 rpg)...started the season with six-consecutive 20-plus points games, marking the most consecutive 20-plus point performances by a Cougar since Isaac Fontaine matched that mark during the 1996-97 season... became the fifth Cougar to notch six-consecutive 20-point games...led the Cougars to the Great Alaska Shootout Championship by scoring a tournament single-game record 43 points (third most single game scoring output in school history) against San Diego in the championship game (Nov. 28)...set a career high with 16 field goals made and tied his career high of eight 3-pointers...earned tournament's most outstanding player award and was named the Carrs/Safeway Player of the Game in all three of WSU's contests...led the tournament in points, scoring average, 3-point field goals, and free throws...also ranked in the top five in assists, steals, blocks, and minutes played...contributed 26 points and six rebounds in 44 minutes at the Cougar Hardwood Classic in a thrilling 72-70 overtime victory over LSU (Dec. 22)...added a 33 point, eight rebound effort in 49 minutes including going 19-for-21(both career highs) at the free throw line against Oregon in the Pac-10 opener (Dec. 31)...gave the Cougars 28 points and seven rebounds at California (Feb. 13)...became the third-fastest Cougar to reach 1,000 career points with 22 points at Oregon (March 6) in his 63rd career game...achieved several top five finishes in the WSU single-season record book including points (third- 609), scoring average (t-fourth - 19.6 ppg), field goals attempted (first - 485), 3-point attempts (third - 209)...set Cougar single season sophomore records for points (609), 3-point field goals (76), 3-point field goal attempts (209) and free throws made (133)...ranks on WSU's sophomore single season list for scoring average (second - 19.6 ppg), field goals (t-third - 200), free throw attempts (fourth - 166), and steals (fifth - 44)... was chosen as a top-30 midseason candidate for the John R. Wooden award...was twice named Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week (Nov. 23-29 and Nov. 30- Dec. 6).

FRESHMAN (2008-09)
Started all 33 of WSU's games...led WSU in 3-point field goal percentage (.412) and free throw percentage (.903)...ranked second on the team in rebounds (4.2 rpg), assists (1.9 apg), and steals (30, 0.9 spg)...ranked third on the team in points (12.5 ppg), and blocks (30, 0.9 bpg)...named to the six-man Pacific-10 Conference All-Freshman Team and the All-Freshman Honorable Mention Team...led the team in scoring 11 times, blocks nine times, rebounding and steals eight times and assists three times...had 19 double-figure scoring games including three 20-plus point games...scored first points as a Cougar in the opener against Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 15), recording eight points on 3-for-7 shooting from the field...recorded the first double-double of his career with 19 points and 10 rebounds in the Cougars' victory over Mississippi State in the Cougars' victory over the Bulldogs in the semifinals of the Legends Classic in Newark, N.J. (Nov. 28)...was instrumental in WSU's upset victory at No. 14 Arizona State (Jan. 29), putting up a career-high 28 points on a Cougar freshman record eight 3-pointers...helped carry WSU to its first win at No. 20 UCLA (Feb. 21) in five seasons with 15 points, five rebounds, and five assists...played a career high 44 minutes, recording 17 points and seven rebounds in WSU's `Senior Day' win over No. 14 Arizona State (Feb. 28)... ranked among Pac-10 freshman in 3-point field goals (first - 68), 3-point field goal percentage (second - .412) and blocked shots (third - 0.6 per game)...set Cougar single season freshman records for 3-point field goals (68), starts (33) and minutes played (1,092)...ranks on WSU's freshman single season list for field goal attempts (first - 165), games played (t-second - 33) points (second - 414), field goals made (second - 159), scoring average (third - 12.5 ppg), 3-point field goal percentage (third - .412), rebounds (fourth - 138), steals (fifth - 30), blocks (sixth - 20), and assists (seventh - 62).

Earned three letters under head coach Jerry Debusk at Santa Margarita Catholic High School... earned all-area second team honors as a JUNIOR after leading SMCHS to a second-place finish in its division and a second round appearance in the CIF Southern Section Tournament...named first-team All-Trinity League...earned third-team All-Orange County accolades...was named to the Orange County Preseason First Team as a SENIOR...led team to Division III State Championship as team finished the season with a 30-5 record...first-team All-State and Division III State Player of the Year...Trinity League MVP...named first-team Best in the West...earned EA Sports Second Team All-American honors...named a Hoop Scoop 10th Team All-American.

Born Klay Alexander Thompson Feb. 8, 1990 in Los Angeles....parents Mychal and Julie...older brother Mychel played basketball at Pepperdine University...younger brother Trayce was chosen in the second round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft by the Chicago White Sox and is currently playing in the minor leagues...father Mychal was the No. 1 overall pick of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers...played 12 seasons in the NBA with the Blazers and L.A. Lakers and won three NBA Championships while with the Lakers...played college basketball at the University of Minnesota, holding the school's career record for points (1,992) currently a radio broadcaster for the Lakers...mother Julie played volleyball at the University of San Francisco ...major is undecided.


3-POINT REBOUNDS YEAR GP-GS FGM-FGA FG% FGM-FGA FG% FTM-FTA FT% OFF DEF TOT/AVG PF-DQ PTS AVG AST TO BLK STL MIN AVG 2009 33-33 159-378 .421 68-165 .412 28-31 .903 27 111 138/4.2 67-1 414 12.5 62 70 20 30 1092 33.1 2010 31-30 200-485 .412 76-209 .364 133-166 .801 37 122 159/5.1 75-1 609 19.6 70 104 22 44 1096 35.4 2011 34-33 240-551 .436 98-246 .398 155-185 .838 25 153 178/5.2 99-1 733 21.6 127 115 32 56 1179 34.7 TOTAL 98-96 599-1414 .424 242-620 .390 316-382 .827 89 386 475/4.8 241-3 1756 17.9 259 289 74 130 3367 34.4

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