What was he thinking? Hollis Thommpson Declares For Draft
For the second time in as many years, Georgetown's wing man and sharp-shooter Hollis Thompson declared for the NBA Draft, this time ending his collegiate eligibility. It's not like Thompson was a "hot name" or trending prospect, in fact, quite the opposite. Including his final game of the season, a 23-point performance in a losing effort to NC State in the NCAA Tournament, Thompson was a 37.2 percent shooting, including 23.5 percent from behind the arc.
Sure, Thompson has decent size at 6'7" and deep range on his jumper, but his shot and efforts were as inconsistent as ever as a junior. There were games when Thompson was attacking the rim off the bounce, getting to the rim and/or knocking down pull-up jumpers and there were others where he served primarily as a spot-up shooter. Some games he could be seen chasing down loose balls and missed shots, while others, he was leaking out in transition and showing no interest in rebounding. Combined with his lack of advanced ball-handling skills, Thompson projects to go undrafted unless he absolutely wows a team in a workout.