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Amanda Thompson
21  Amanda Thompson
Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Whitney Young

Height:
6-1

Position:
F

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SEASON
GP-S
FG
%
3FG
%
FT
%
REB
RPG
AST
TO
BLK
STL
PTS
PPG
2006-07
33-10
78-200
.390
0-0
.000
31-55
.564
173
5.2
53
68
21
19
187
5.7
2007-08
31-31
121-300
.403
3-7
.429
30-36
.833
203
6.5
75
79
34
51
275
8.9
2008-09
36-31
104-252
.413
7-30
.233
29-41
.707
164
4.6
67
66
31
44
244
6.8
2009-10
38-38
199-484
.411
24-79
.304
74-90
.822
400
10.5
97
103
36
67
496
13.1
TOTAL
138-110
502-1236
.406
34-116
.293
164-222
.739
940
6.8
292
316
122
181
1202
8.7

CAREER ACCOLADES
• All-Big 12 First Team
• NCAA Kansas City Region All-Tournament Team
• All-Big 12 Championship Team
• Academic All-Big 12
• OU Athletics Council Achievement Award

2009-10 - SENIOR: Team captain for third consecutive season ... Invited to attend WNBA Draft ... Named to NCAA Kansas City Region All-Tournament Team after averaging 15.0 points and 12.5 rebounds in wins versus Notre Dame (March 28) and Kentucky (March 30) ... Voted to All-Big 12 Championship Team after averaging 17.2 points and 15 rebounds, including performances of 17 points, 18 rebounds against Oklahoma State in the semifinals and 20 points and 19 rebounds in the championship game ... Voted to All-Big 12 first team ... Led the Big 12 in rebounding, 10.5 per game ... Averaged 11.8 points and 10.4 rebounds in the NCAA Championship to become a member of the first back-to-back Final Four team in Sooner history ... First Sooner ever to finish career with more than 250 assists and 100 blocks and steals ... Ended Sooner career ranked fifth overall in total rebounds, second in offensive rebounds and third in blocks ... Was the only Sooner other than Courtney Paris to average double-digit rebounding over the course of a season ... Only Sooner ever under 6-2 to record more than 30 blocks in a single season ... Recipient of Athletics Council Achievement Award for overcoming a physical, emotional or socioeconomic obstacle during player career.

2008-09 - JUNIOR: Team captain ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... Averaged 6.8 points and 4.6 rebounds with 31 starts in 26 games played ... Relinquished start during senior night for forward and team co-captain Carolyn Winchester and missed others with foot injury ... Scored career-high 20 points versus Middle Tennessee (Nov. 19) ... Led OU to win at Kansas (Feb. 14) with 16 points on 7-of-10 field goal shooting and four assists ... Scored double-double with 14-point, 11-rebound performance versus North Carolina (Nov. 23) in Preseason WNIT Championship Game ... Recorded at least one assist, block and steal in a team-high 10 games ... Scored in double figures in 11 games and grabbed five or more rebounds in 16 contests ... Nearly amassed a triple-double with 10 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in rally versus Texas Tech (Feb. 17).

2007-08 - SOPHOMORE:
Started 31 games ... Averaged 8.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.7 steals ... 83.3 percent free throw percentage (30-of-36) was second best on team ... Earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors after posting first career double-double with 14-point, 14-rebound game at Michigan State (Dec. 16) to lead OU to win after 11-point halftime deficit ... Scored 13.5 points per game in January ... Career game came against Oklahoma State (Feb. 23) when she scored a personal-best 23 points and added 13 rebounds to lead OU in its Bedlam revenge of the Cowgirls ... Scored 19 points and added eight rebounds and eight assists in overtime-losing effort against Notre Dame (March 25) in NCAA second round.

2006-07 - FRESHMAN:
Named to the All-Big 12 freshman team after averaging 5.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists ... Started 10 games, including the final nine games of the season ... Scored in double figures six times ... Cleared double-figure rebounds on two occasions ... Went 3-4 from the field and grabbed four boards against Marquette (March 19) ... Had a career-high five assists against Iowa State in the Big 12 championship game (March 10) ... Set a personal best with five blocks against Texas in the first round of the Big 12 tournament (March 7) ... Recorded first collegiate start against Texas (Feb. 12) ... Reached double figures for the first time in Big 12 play with 13 points at Texas A&M (Feb. 10) ... Posted six points, eight rebounds and three assists against Iowa State (Jan. 24) ... Grabbed career high 11 rebounds, nine defensive, against New Mexico (Dec. 30) ... Posted 12 points and nine rebounds in 18 minutes against Northern Colorado (Dec. 17) ... Solid effort with seven rebounds and four assists against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Dec. 10) ... Scored 11 points in the Waikiki Beach Marriott Classic Championship Game against Hawaii (Nov. 18) ... Reached double figures in second career game and also dished out four assists against Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 17) ... Scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds in her collegiate debut against No. 20/19 DePaul (Nov. 12).

HIGH SCHOOL HONORS & RANKINGS
• No. 5 player in the country (All Star Girls Report)
• No. 6 player in the country (Blue Star Report)
• No. 7 player in the country (Scout.com)
• No. 7 player in the country (Grass Roots Journal)
• No. 2 power forward in the country (All Star Girls Report)
• No. 3 forward in the country (Scout.com)
• Five-star talent (Scout.com)
• Best prep prospect in the state of Illinois (Scout.com, Blue Star Report)
• 2006 McDonald's All-American
• 2006 WBCA All-American
• Three-time Parade All-Americans (2004, 2005, 2006)
• 2006 EA Sports All-America First Team
• 2006 USA Today All-America Second Team
• 2006 Gatorade Illinois State Player of the Year
• 2006 Chicago Sun Times Player of the Year
• 2006 Chicago Tribune Player of the Year
• 2006 IHSA All-State first team
• 2005 Scout/Full Court Press Preseason High School All-America
• 2005 USA Today top junior
• 2005 Street & Smith's All-American Second Team.
• 2005 IBCA All-State second team
• 2005 Chicago Tribune All-State
• All-state third team as a sophomore and all-state first team as a junior.
• Four time all-section selection
• Four time unanimous all-conference selection

WHITNEY YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL:
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 .... Averaged 16.9 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 3.9 steals and 2.1 blocks as junior ... Averaged 13.8 points and 10 rebounds as a sophomore ... Averaged 11 points and 9.8 rebounds as a freshman ... Competed at 2006 USA U20 World Championship Trials ... One of only five high school athletes among 38 invited to the 2006 trials ... Competed in the 2005 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival ... Averaged 9.4 points and 7.8 rebounds during USA Festival while helping Blue Squad claim a gold medal.

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 ... Member of honor roll ... Chose OU over Georgia and LSU ... Communication major.

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