Tuesday, December 22, 2009

He's the AJ Green of the Hardwood

That may be the best way to describe Trey Thompkins. He's a great complement to any basketball team, but has the ability to carry his team when necessary. It wouldn't surprise me at all to discover that at some point in his athletic history he had blocked a potential game winning field goal.

Thompkins has been named the SEC Player of the Week based on the merits of 21 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and one blocked shot in the Saturday night win over Illinois at Gwinnett ArenaAs PWD pointed out, it was a huge win for this early in the Mark Fox Era.

The news of being named SEC PotW comes on the heels of the USA U19 Team (that Thompkins averaged 10.6 points for) being named the basketball team of the year.

As big as Thompkins' numbers were at the Gwinnett Arena, it was the four consecutive free throws to ice the game at the end that were the biggest. There's no doubt that this season is going to be a struggle for Fox's Dawgs. But there are signs that this ship is turning around faster than expected.

Next up: in Stegeman against Florida Atlantic, 7pm

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