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Jason Thompson Prepared To Silence Critics


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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted August 11, 2008 - 02:25 PM

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Kings' rookie Jason Thompson believes that he would have been a much-higher pick in June's NBA Draft if he had gone to a more high-profile college.

"One of the only reasons I might have been projected (in the June draft) where I was projected was because of the school I went to," Thompson said last month in Las Vegas.

"It had nothing to do with talent," he continued. "If I would've gone to North Carolina, or an (Atlantic-10 Conference) school, or to Temple, or a place where the conference was higher up, and averaged what I averaged (statistically) or something close to it..."

Sacramento took Thompson with the 12th overall pick less than two months ago.

"I mean, you've got a guy like (Atlanta's) Marvin Williams, who comes out of North Carolina and wins the championship, coming off the bench and maybe averaging eight points," Thompson continued, the exasperation building. "And he's a No. 2 pick (in 2005). I mean that's what's crazy to me."


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Posted August 12, 2008 - 08:30 PM

sure hope he does, sacrament is just sad nowadays
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Posted August 12, 2008 - 08:36 PM

so why didnt you go to a better college? not our fault...

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