April 10, 2009
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University men's basketball's Klay Thompson has been named to the All-Freshman Honorable Mention Team by CollegeHoops.net, the organization announced.
Prior to the conclusion of the season, Thompson was named to the Pacific-10 Conference All-Freshman Team. He ranked fifth in the Pac-10 and led all conference freshmen in 3-point field goals made (68), 10th overall and second among freshmen in 3-point field goal percentage (.412) and 10th overall and third among freshmen in blocked shots (0.6 bpg). Thompson holds the WSU single-game record for 3-pointers made after knocking down 8-of-10 from beyond the 3-point arc at Arizona State Jan. 29.
The WSU record holder for starts and minutes played by a freshman, Thompson started all 33 games for the Cougars in 2008-09, averaging 12.5 points per game. He holds the Cougar freshman record for 3-point field goals made with 68. He also ranks in the WSU freshman top-10 in field goal attempts (first - 165), games played (t-second - 33), points (second - 414), field goals made (second - 159), scoring average (third - 12.5), field goal attempts (first - 378), 3-point field goal percentage (third - .412), rebounds (fourth - 138), rebound average (fifth - 4.2), blocked shots (sixth - 20), blocks average (seventh - 0.61), assists (seventh - 62) and assist average (t-ninth - 1.9).
The Cougars made their third-consecutive postseason appearance with a trip to the NIT this season, falling to Saint Mary's, 68-57 in the first round March 17.