Hollis Thompson is leaving Georgetown for NBA draft


Hollis Thompson (with ball) scored six points in Georgetown’s first NCAA tournament victory, over Belmont on March 16. (Jamie Sabau/GETTY IMAGES)
March 27, 2012

Hollis Thompson has informed Georgetown Coach John Thompson III that he will forgo his senior season with the Hoyas and enter the NBA draft.

Thompson intends to hire an agent, according to the university.

“Hollis returned for his junior year after submitting his name for the 2011 NBA draft,” John Thompson said in a statement. “We fully anticipated he would enter the 2012 draft after this season. He is an extremely hard worker and we wish him the best as he takes his next step.”

Although the 6-foot-8, 212-pound swingman has not yet signed with an agent, he forfeited the remainder of his NCAA eligibility by submitting his name to the NBA for a second time. Thompson entered the draft following his sophomore season, too, in an effort to gain feedback on his professional prospects. The Los Angeles native withdrew his name four hours before the deadline.

Thompson, a smooth-shooting three-point specialist, ranked second on the Hoyas last season in scoring, averaging 12.8 points, and was third in rebounding, grabbing 5.5 per game. He also led the Big East in three-point shooting percentage, connecting on 43 percent of his attempts, and was named all-conference honorable mention.

Thompson finished his Georgetown career 12th in three-pointers with 128 and first in long-range accuracy, making 44 percent of his attempts.

In the NCAA tournament earlier this month, he scored six points in the Hoyas’ victory over Belmont and a team-high 23 in the team’s round-of-32 loss to North Carolina State.

The departure of Thompson along with seniors Jason Clark and Henry Sims means the Hoyas are losing their top three scorers and three of their top four rebounders from a team that finished with a 24-9 record.

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