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J.J. Thompson
J.J.  Thompson

Hometown:
Irving, Texas

High School:
Irving

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Position:
G

Birthdate:
10/06/1992

Experience:
2L

Major:
Kinesiology-Sports Administration


Bio | 2012-13 Game-by-Game | 2011-12 Game-by-Game


SOPHOMORE (2012-13)
Competed in 29 games with 21 starts... Started each of the first 15 games... Made his season debut against Florida A&M during the season-opening win... Scored nine points with five assists and no turnovers in 27 minutes at San Jose State... Finished with 10 points, five assists and four rebounds in win at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Led the Cougars with 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting with three 3-pointers and three assists against Texas A&M... Drained two free throws late and stole a Texas Southern pass on the final play of overtime to lead the Cougars to a win against the Tigers... Finished with 10 points, thanks to 6-of-8 shooting from the free throw line, with four rebounds and six assists against the Tigers... Posted 12 points with two 3-pointers and a game-high six assists against Texas-Pan American... Scored 13 second-half points, including a pair of 3-pointers, with four rebounds and two assists at SMU... Finished with 10 points, thanks to an 8-of-8 performance from the free throw line, against Tulane. C-USA Championship: Scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting with a rebound and assist in only six minutes against UTEP during the Quarterfinals... Chose to leave the program following the academic year.

FRESHMAN (2011-12)
One of six players to compete in all 30 games... Tied for the team lead with 2.5 assists per game... Made his collegiate debut against Grambling State during the season opener... Scored 10 points with three rebounds and three assists against Arkansas in Little Rock... Finished with seven points, three rebounds, two assists, three steals and no turnovers in 30 minutes against Oakland... Raced the length of the court and laid it up and in to give the Cougars an 80-79 lead with 6.8 seconds remaining against TCU... Recorded 12 points with two rebounds, an assist and steal against the Horned Frogs... Dished out a game-high four assists with a blocked shots and two steals against LSU... Made his first career start against Oklahoma during the first game of the RAMADA All-College Classic... Finished with seven points, two rebounds and four assists against the Sooners... Scored six points with five assists and three rebounds against UTSA... Drained two free throws with 18 seconds left in overtime to give the Cougars a 2-point lead against Tulsa during the Conference USA opener... Finished with 15 points against the Golden Hurricane... Led the Cougars with five assists at UCF... Totaled 10 points with two assists and two steals against UTEP... Led the Cougars with six assists at Tulane... Scored nine points with a game-high seven assists against Rice.

Game Highs
Points 16 vs. Texas A&M (12/1/12)
FG 5 (5X) Most recently
at SMU (2/2/13)
FGA 11 (2X) Most recently
vs. Rice (2/8/12)
3FG 2 (4X) Most recently
at SMU (2/2/13)
3FGA 5 vs. Texas A&M (12/1/12)
FT 8 (2X) Most recently
FTA 9 vs. Tulsa (1/4/12)
Rebounds 5 vs. LSU (11/29/11)
Assists 7 vs. Rice (2/8/12)
Steals 3 (2X) Most recently
vs. Grambling State (11/17/12)
Blocks 1 (3X) Most recently
vs. Southern Miss (2/18/12)
Minutes 35 vs. Texas Southern (12/8/12)

IRVING HIGH SCHOOL
Competed for head coach Steven Perry... 3-star recruit by Rivals.com... Played for Dallas Mustangs AAU team with Cougar teammate Jherrod Stiggers... Ranked No. 18 in Rivals.com Texas player rankings... Is left-handed... Chose Houston over UTEP, Colorado, Nebraska, UNLV, Wichita State, Texas Tech and Iowa. Senior (2010-11): Honored as the All-District 7-5A Most Valuable Player... Named to the All-District First Team. Junior (2009-10): Averaged 15.6 points... Helped lead team to a 24-10 record and a berth in the state playoffs... Scored 28 points with six assists, three rebounds and a pair of steals against Duncanville High... Tallied 25 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals against Irving-MacArthur High. Sophomore (2008-09): Was an All-District 7-5A First-Team selection at wide receiver on the football team.

PERSONAL
Full name is Jevante Jerrell Thompson but goes by the nickname JJ... Born Oct. 6, 1992, in Minneapolis... Son of Warren Wheeler and Joann Thompson... Majoring in kinesiology-sports administration... First name is pronounced Juh-VON-Tay.

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