Thompson Selected for State Farm College 3-Point Championship
University of Kentucky senior guard to participate in 3-point challenge on Thursday
Thompson saved her best season with the Wildcats for last as she averaged 12.6 points per game with 4.8 assists per game. Thompson scored in double figures 23 times, including 20+ points three times. Against highly-ranked Missouri on Senior Night, Thompson posted a career-high 24 points, including 12 points in the fourth quarter to power the Wildcats to victory. Thompson recorded two assist-point double-doubles on the year with 16 points and 10 assists against both Eastern Michigan and LSU. She was the first player to record two or more assist-point double-doubles in the same season since 1987-88.
The senior leader had six or more assists in 13 games, which is the most six-plus assist games in a season in the Matthew Mitchell era. Thompson was 56-for-144 from the 3-point line on the year, which surpassed her career 3-pointers hit of 36 entering the season. Against Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament, she became the 32nd player in program history to record over 1,000 career points.