Tribute to the Champs: Trey Thompkins

Jun 13, 2018 by Euroleague.net Print
Tribute to the Champs: Trey Thompkins

EuroLeague Final Fours have been producing heroes for more than three decades and one of the newest such heroes in the Spanish capital is Real Madrid forward Trey Thompkins. With Madrid’s lead against Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul slipping away in the final minutes of the championship game, Thompkins came up with what he later claimed to be the biggest rebound and basket of his career. Thompkins's offensive board after Fabien Causeur's missed free throw and the ensuing put-back with only 18 seconds left helped preserve Madrid's suddenly vulnerable lead. Those heroics in the final game of the season overshadowed the fact that Thompkins had been delivering for Los Blancos all season long and at the Final Four in particular. In Belgrade, Thompkins accumulated a performance index rating of 36, which led all Madrid players. He also averaged 11.0 points and was second on the team with 5.5 rebounds per game. For the season, he was team’s third-best scorer with 9.5 points per game, second-best rebounder with 5.1 rebounds per game and averaged the most minutes on the floor among the Madrid big men. Thompkins was one of the cornerstones of Madrid’s success this season and celebrated the club's 10th EuroLeague title – and the first for Thompkins – in their third campaign together.