Darius Thompson

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Darius Thompson
Darius Thompson Italy (cropped).jpg
Thompson with Brindisi in February 2020
No. 15Happy Casa Brindisi
Position Shooting guard
League Lega Basket Serie A
Personal information
Born (1995-05-04) May 4, 1995 (age 25)
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
Listed height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Listed weight89 kg (196 lb)
Career information
High school Blackman
(Murfreesboro, Tennessee)
College
NBA draft 2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–2019 ZZ Leiden
2019–present Brindisi
Career highlights and awards

Darius Jamar Thompson (born May 4, 1995) is an American basketball player for New Basket Brindisi. Standing at 193 cm (6 ft 4 in), he usually plays as shooting guard. In 2019, he won the DBL Most Valuable Player award.

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Professional career

ZZ Leiden

In August 2018, Thompson signed a one-year contract with ZZ Leiden of the Dutch Basketball League (DBL) and FIBA Europe Cup. [1] On October 27, 2018, Thompson scored 32 points in a 73–78 win over Den Helder Suns. [2] On November 7, Thompson led Leiden to a win over Sakarya BB in the FIBA Europe Cup by scoring 36 points. [3] On March 31, Thompson won the NBB Cup with Leiden, after scoring 25 points in the final. [4] On April 24, 2019, Thompson won the DBL Most Valuable Player award. [5]

Brindisi

On July 23, 2019, Thompson signed a one-year contract with an option for a second season with Happy Casa Brindisi of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA) and Basketball Champions League (BCL). [6]

Honors

ZZ Leiden

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References

  1. "Darius Thompson naar ZZ Leiden". Unity NU is de nieuwssite voor de regio Leiden [www.unity.nu]. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  2. "Incompleet ZZ Leiden pakt winst". basketballleague.nl. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  3. "Het mirakel van de Vijf Meihal". basketballleague.nl. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  4. "Basketballers ZZ Leiden veroveren nationale beker". nos.nl. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  5. "Darius Thompson is MVP van de DBL". basketballleague.nl. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  6. "Il top scorer Darius Thompson alla corte della Happy Casa Brindisi". July 23, 2019. Retrieved July 24, 2019.