NCAA Division 1 Product to Make Pro Debut with Bay Area

Severn, MD (August 29, 2012) – Danny Thompson, who led Division 1 Mount St. Mary’s in rebounds and blocks, and was also an All-County and All-Metro performer at C.H. Flowers High School of Prince George’s County, has signed to begin his pro basketball career with the Bay Area Shuckers of the American Professional Basketball League (APBL).

“We have a great group of young players joining the Shuckers this season. Danny brings an impressive background from C.H. Flowers High School and The Mount so I look for him to make an immediate impact with the team, “noted Bay Area Shuckers General Manager John Wolfe.

A four-year letterman at Mount St. Mary’s of the NCAA Division 1 Northeast Conference, Thompson first suited up for the Mounties in 2008-2009 after being a medical redshirt in 2007-2008. In his freshman season he saw action in five games. In 2009-2010 he continued to see his playing time grow as he played in 29 games.

As a junior in 2010-2011 he began to see substantial playing time playing in 32 games and averaged 5.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per contest. Thompson also let the team with 39 blocked shots. Against the Cincinnati Bearcats he had 11 points and had another significant games against Niagara (four blocks and six rebounds), Quinnipiac (12 points and eight rebounds), and Vermont (nine points and 11 boards), and recorded his first career double-double with ten points and 12 rebounds in a win over Saint Francis (PA). He posted perhaps his best effort with a then career-high 16 points and eight rebounds at St. Francis (NY).

In 2011-2012 he became a major force for Mount St. Mary’s leading the team in rebounds, blocks and ranking second in steals. Starting in all 29 games, he finished the season averaging 7.8 points per contest and posted a team high 6.9 rebounds per game. Thompson also ranked 10th in the Northeast Conference in rebounds. Thompson led The Mount with 38 blocks while taking away 34 steals.

As a senior he also had many game highlights. He matched a then career high 17 points and 12 rebounds at Hartford; his second career double-double. He also grabbed a game high 11 rebounds against #22 Marquette and led Mount St. Mary’s with 14 points and seven rebounds at Big 10 Minnesota. He had a career high 21 points and added seven boards against Long Island.

As a senior at C.H. Flowers of Prince George’s County he averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds and helped lead the team to a 20-4 record and the PG 4A league title. He was noticed for his performance by being named All-PG County Second Team and honorable mention All-Metro for the Washington D.C. metro area.

For more information on the Bay Area Shuckers please visit www.BayAreaShuckers.com.

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