Hoyas’ Thompson opts for NBA draft

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

Ge­orge­town for­ward Hol­lis Thompson plans to skip his se­nior year, hire an agent and en­ter the NBA draft.

Coach John Thompson III said in a state­ment Tues­day the Hoyas “fully an­tic­i­pated” the 6-foot-8 ju­nior — who is not re­lated to the coach — would leave school.

Hol­lis Thompson ini­tially de­clared for the 2011 NBA draft, too, but never hired an agent and re­turned to school. He ranked sec­ond on Ge­orge­town this sea­son by av­er­ag­ing 12.8 points and third with 5.5 re­bounds.

He led the Big East by mak­ing 43 per­cent of his 3-point at­tempts and was an hon­or­able men­tion all-con­fer­ence pick.

His ca­reer rate of 44 per­cent on 3s is best in Ge­orge­town his­tory.

Ge­orge­town (24-9) lost to North Carolina State in its sec­ond NCAA tour­na­ment game.

Hol­lis Thompson

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