Hollis Thompson signs with Oklahoma City
Hollis Thompson, who left Georgetown after the 2011-12 season with a year of eligibility remaining, has signed a three-year deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder according to a statement released by his agent Seth Cohen on Wednesday afternoon.
Despite being considered one of the best pure shooters in the 2012 NBA Draft, Thompson became the first early entry Hoya to go undrafted since Victor Page in 1997.
Last season the 6-foot-8 swingman averaged 12.8 points per game while connecting on 43 percent from three-point range in helping lead Georgetown to a surprising 24-9 record and three seed in the NCAA Tournament before the Hoyas ultimately fell in the third-round.
A native of Los Angeles, California, Hollis Thompson left school with his name etched in the record books. Thompson is the all-time leader in 3-point field goal percentage (44 percent) and also checks in at 12th all-time in made 3-pointers with 128 in three seasons.
Oklahoma City is coming off its best season since moving from Seattle after losing to the Miami Heat in five games in The NBA Finals but the Thunder could use Thompson’s long distance sharpshooting abilities after finishing just 11th in the league in that category.
Hollis Thompson’s initial deal includes the rookie minimum of $473,604 plus options on the second and third years that could bring the total contract value up to $2.2 million according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman.
Thompson will not feature with the Thunder in the upcoming NBA Summer League due to a sports hernia issue that now requires surgery. While the condition has plagued the former Georgetown star since the end of last season, Thompson started all 33 games and was second on the team in minutes played.
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