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Hollis Thompson Enters 2011 NBA Draft

According to Tarik El-Bashir, Georgetown sophomore Hollis Thompson has entered the NBA Draft but has not hired an agent.  Thompson, a 6'7" small forward, averaged 8.6 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting nearly 46% from three point range in just over 23 minutes per game for the Hoyas last season.

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Thompson began the season playing out of position as the starting power forward for the Hoyas, and after freshman Nate Lubick was inserted into the starting lineup Hollis came off the bench to become one of the more effective 6th men in the Big East Conference.  His career high of 26 points came in the Hoyas final game of the season against VCU in the NCAA Tournament.

Thompson, who earned the nickname "Hollywood" this season after his penchant for hitting clutch threes and wearing sunglasses at night (hearsay), chose Georgetown over Duke, UCLA, USC and Arizona.  He enrolled at Georgetown a semester before his graduating high school class and has spent the last two and half years on the Hilltop. 

His decision to put his name in the NBA Draft pool is a smart one, as it will allow him to workout with some of the other players who have declared and get feedback from scouts and GMs on his long-term NBA prospects.  I would be surprised if Thompson remained in the Draft but this certainly indicates that should Hollis have the season we expect him to as a junior that it could be his last year on the Hilltop.