Skyhawk Men's Basketball | Darius Thompson - 11

HometownMemphis, Tenn.
Height/Weight6-3 - 185 lbs.

BEFORE UTM: Played at Mineral Area College, located in Park Hills, Mo., for head coach Luke Strege,..Helped the nationally ranked Cardinals to a 28-3 record in 2016-17, securing a top-10 national ranking in the process…Averaged 7.6 points, 3.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds over 30 games as a sophomore…Shot 46.1 percent (82-of-178) from the floor while knocking down 38.6 percent (39-for-101) of his attempts from three-point land…Committed only 33 turnovers, boasting a team-high 3.1 assist-to-turnover ratio…Scored at least nine points in 16 different contests, including a season-best 14 points against Central Methodist on Feb. 22…Made at least two 3-pointers in 14 games…Snared a season-high six rebounds at Three Rivers on Jan. 7…Handed out at least five assists on six different occasions, including a career-high 10 dimes at West Kentucky Tech on Feb. 8…Was responsible for three multi-steal games and one multi-block performance…Was part of a Cardinal squad that went 25-6 overall and finished the season ranked No. 18 in the final NJCAA national poll after reaching as high as No. 9 during the 2015-16 year…Saw time in all 31 games as a true freshman, averaging 6.5 points per game with an impressive 49:19 assist-to-turnover ratio…Also added 1.2 steals per outing while shooting 47.3 percent from the floor, 35.8 percent from three-point range and a team-high 75.5 percent from the free throw line…Tossed in double-digit point performances on seven different occasions in 2015-16, including a season-high 16 points against Missouri State-West Plains on Jan. 27…Corralled season-highs of seven rebounds and five assists on Dec. 22 at Richard J. Daley and also was responsible for nine multi-steal performances, including a season-best four swipes against Southwestern Illinois on Nov. 9…Prepped at Memphis Central High School under head coach Ricardo Patton, who formerly oversaw the University of Colorado and Northern Illinois University men’s basketball programs from 1996-2011…Helped the Warriors post a 17-11 record while reaching the District 16-AAA championship game as a senior, tallying 13 points in that outing…Was spotlighted by Tennessee recruiting guru Andre Whitehead as an 8AAA All-Region performer in 2014-15 and was also a “Best of the Preps” Class AAA honoree by the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper.

PERSONAL: Born on March 16, 1997…Son of Robert Thompson and Yvonne Sanders…Majoring in communications.

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