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Amanda Thompson # Forward - Phoenix Mercury

Amanda Thompson
2010 Regular Season Statistics
PPG1.6
RPG1.6
APG0.4
EFF +1.29

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COLLEGE CAREER:
The first-ever draft pick of the Tulsa Shock, Thompson compiled one of the most remarkable all around careers by a women’s basketball player at Oklahoma . . . She became the first player in Sooner history to record 250 assists, 100 blocks and 100 steals in a career and also totaled 1,202 points and 940 rebounds . . . As a senior, Thompson averaged 13.1 points and 10.5 rebounds and was named to the All-Big 12 Championship Team and NCAA Kansas City Region All-Tournament Team as she helped the Sooners advance to back-to-back Final Four appearances . . . An All-Big 12 First Team and Academic All-Big 12 Second Team member, Thompson served as team captain for three seasons . . . Thompson is the only Sooner in history under 6-foot-2 to have 30 or more blocks in a season -- a feat she has achieved three times . . . She ranks third all-time on OU’s career blocks charts, behind only Courtney Paris (446) and LaNae Jones (243) . . . Thompson finished her career sixth on the school’s all-time rebounding list with 940. . . Named to the All-Big 12 freshman team after averaging 5.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 2006-07.

Personal

Full name is Amanda Clara Thompson . . . Daughter of Wanda Thompson and James Brooks . . . Born in Chicago . . . Cousin to 13-year NBA veteran Bryon Russell . . . Communication major at Oklahomas . . . Four-year varsity starter under head coach Corry (Carter) Irvin at Whitney Young High School. . . Whitney Young went 103-19 record over her career, which included a state runner up finish as a junior. . . Started every game of her career. . . Averaged 21 points, 12 rebounds and five assists as a senior. . . Competed at 2006 USA U20 World Championship Trials ... One of only five high school athletes among 38 invited to the 2006 trials.. . . 2006 McDonald’s All-American and three-time Parade All-American (2004, 2005, 2006).

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