Dallas Colleges: McDonald's All-American Game

UT recruit laces up for McDonald's game

March, 30, 2010

Texas' next big basketball hope, Tristan Thompson, is one of 24 players who will play in the 33rd Annual McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

Thompson will compete for the West squad. He is the 12th player in Texas Longhorns history to compete in the prestigious All-Star game. The 6-foot-9 forward is a natural replacement for Damion James, whose career came to end with a first-round NCAA tournament loss to Wake Forest.

Thompson, from from Findlay College Prep (Henderson, Nev.), is originally from Brampton, Ontario. He has helped Findlay Prep post a 29-2 record during the regular season, averaging 16.1 points and 9.5 rebounds a game. He converted over 60 percent from the field. He also has recorded 15 double-doubles in his 31 contests this year.