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Dijon Thompson
Position Shooting guard/Small forward
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg)
League Israeli Basketball Super League
Team Hapoel Jerusalem
Number 93
Born March 23, 1983 (1983-03-23) (age 26)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
College UCLA
Draft 2nd round, 54th overall, 2005
New York Knicks
Pro career 2005–present
Former teams Phoenix Suns (2005-2006)
Albuquerque Thunderbirds (2005)
Atlanta Hawks
ALBA Berlin (2007-2008)
Azovmash Mariupol (2008-2009)

Dijon Lynn Thompson (born March 23, 1983 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional basketball player for Hapoel Jerusalem. He plays mainly at the shooting guard position, but he can also play as a small forward.



Thompson was a standout at UCLA having an all time scoring average of 15.6 points per game including 18.4 as a junior. He scored a career-high 39 points against Arizona State on February 10, 2005.

Thompson declared for the NBA draft after the conclusion of his junior year, but withdrew to return for his senior season. That year he led the Bruins to the NCAA Tournament after a two-year absence.


Thompson was chosen by the New York Knicks in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft (54th pick overall), being soon traded along with forward-center Kurt Thomas to the Phoenix Suns, in exchange for guard Quentin Richardson, the draft rights to guard Nate Robinson and cash considerations. On November 4, 2005 the Suns assigned him to the Albuquerque Thunderbirds of the NBA D-League where he averaged 20.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game.

In March 2006, Thompson underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee, causing him to sit out the rest of the season. He also took part in 2006-07's preseason, but was not offered a contract.

On January 6, 2007, Thompson was signed to a 10-day contract by the Atlanta Hawks.[1]

European career

On July 27, 2007, Thompson signed a one-year contract with ALBA Berlin.[2] ALBA and Thompson agreed to part ways in May 2008. [3][4]

On June 10, 2008, Thompson signed a contract with Azovmash Mariupol.[5]

On September 4, 2009, Thompson signed a 2 year contract with Hapoel Jerusalem. [6]


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