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Amanda Thompson #21 Forward

Amanda Thompson

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Background

2010 WNBA SEASON: Averaged 1.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in seven games with Tulsa ... Scored a career-high four points on two occasions ... Grabbed career-best three rebounds May 20 vs. San Antonio.

COLLEGE CAREER: First player in Oklahoma 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, 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 after helping the Sooners advance to back-to-back Final Four appearances ... All-Big 12 First Team and Academic All-Big 12 Second Team member as a senior ... Served as team captain for three seasons ... Only Sooner in history under 6-foot-2 to have 30 or more blocks in a season -- a feat she has achieved three times ... Ranks third all-time on OU’s career blocks charts, behind only Courtney Paris (446) and LaNae Jones (243) ... 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 Oklahoma ... 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).

Career Transactions

Selected by the Tulsa Shock with the 19th overall pick in the second round of the 2010 WNBA Draft … Waived by the Shock on June 8, 2010 ... Signed by the Atlanta Dream to a training camp contract on April 25, 2014.