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21 - Deon Thompson

North Carolina 

  • Birthday: 9/16/88
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-8
  • Wt: 240
  • Hometown: Torrance, CA
  • High School: Torrance
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Overall

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2010

NBA Comparison: N/A

Strengths: Power forward with good size and a strong body … He has a nice frame and is able to do some things inside because of his ability to clear space in the paint … He establishes solid low post position on the block and is very comfortable turning to either shoulder for an effective jumper ... He shows good mechanics and a solid release, allowing him to comfortably step out to midrange and shoot faceup jumpers ... He is a nice pick and pop option because of his strength in setting screens and ability to spot up ... Shows good hands inside and is able to catch difficult passes in traffic ... He is good at finding openings around the basket and getting easy baskets ... Gets to the offensive glass with regularity and can finish well by using his shoulders to make room ... Has continued to improve his game ...

Weaknesses: Doesn't have great athleticism and struggles getting off the ground against contact ... He isn't very comfortable operating against taller or more physical defenders and he doesn't have a developed post game to allow him to score consistently ... He settles for a lot of fading jumpers and doesn't look to complete plays at the basket ... Doesn't show a great motor and isn't the most fluid runner ... Not very comfortable putting the ball on the deck ...

Borko Popic - 06/23/2010

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Strengths: Smooth power forward with nice potential ... Huge wingspan and broad shoulders allows him to play bigger than 6-8 ... Has a good understanding of how to play the post offensively ... Advanced for his age. Has an array of post moves with baby hooks and drop step moves ... Good touch around the basket and shows promising face up ability ... Solid body strength and should get quite a bit stronger ... His midrange shot is consistent and should only improve with more seasons under his belt at North Carolina ... Shows the ability to use either hand in the post ... Not overly emotional. Very calm demeanor ... Good rebounder. Uses his big base and strong legs well to establish position and box out for rebounds ... Quick feet, runs the floor very well ... Solid defender, smothering opponenets with his huge wingspan ... Has a huge set of soft hands ...

Wekanesses: Not a freak athlete, though fluid and agile, he lacks the raw athleticism of the top power forwards ... A bit of a finesse 4, He relies more on skills and technique as opposed to sheer explosiveness and strength ... Not especially fiery, but shows solid focus and determination ... Should look to develop more range on his shot ... Needs to become more disciplined defnsively. Can be overly aggresive and leave his feet on fakes ... Likely more of a complimentary guy than a star ...

Notes: Gained valuable experience and proved to be one of the top performers for the U19 USA team that won silver in Novi Sad, Serbia in August (2007).

Aran Smith - 9/16/2007


SEASON
TEAM
MIN
PTS
REB
AST
TO
A/T
STL
BLK
PF
FG%
FT%
3P%
PPS
2006-07 UNC 12.4 4.7 2.4 0.4 0.9 0.44 0.5 0.4 1.8 0.558 0.649 1.29
2007-08 UNC 21.4 8.4 4.8 1.1 1.4 0.77 0.7 1.3 2.3 0.481 0.595 1.11
2008-09 UNC 24.8 10.6 5.7 0.7 1.3 0.54 0.9 1.1 2.2 0.492 0.646 1.2
2009-10 UNC 26.9 13.7 6.7 0.8 1.8 0.48 1.1 1 2.2 0.484 0.693 1.25
PerGame 21.4 9.3 4.9 0.8 1.3 0.6 0.8 0.9 2.1 0.494 0.656 0.000 1.21

SEASON
TEAM
GP
MIN
FG
FGA
FTM
FTA
3PM
3PA
PTS
OFF
DEF
TOT
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
2006-07 UNC 38 473 77 138 24 37 178 40 53 93 16 36 18 17 67
2007-08 UNC 39 836 142 295 44 74 328 74 113 187 41 53 27 51 91
2008-09 UNC 38 943 164 333 73 113 401 70 146 216 26 48 35 40 85
2009-10 UNC 37 995 196 405 115 166 2 507 106 141 247 31 65 40 36 80
Totals 152 3247 579 1171 256 390 2 1414 290 453 743 114 202 120 144 323

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