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Mercedes Thompson
Mercedes Thompson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Boca Raton, FL

High School:
Spanish River HS

Last College:
IRCC

Height:
6-1

Position:
F


GALLERY

Junior (2007-2008): Due to the fact that she was a three-year Junior College player, Thompson missed the first 12 games while she received credits. Thompson played the final 15 games, starting five... in her first game, she started against Middle Tennessee (1/10) and pulled down 11 first-half rebounds as the Owls led by nine on the road at halftime...in her second game, she scored 13 points and got six boards against Troy (1/12)...her best game of the year came against New Orleans (1/31) when she went seven-of-eight from the field en route to scoring 18 points, 12 coming in the second half in the Owls near come from behind effort against the Privateers...started the final two contests of the season, and in the last game, scored nine points and pulled down five boards against Arkansas State (3/5). Junior College (IRCC): Played for Brenda Montgomery...earned First-Team All-Conference honors her freshman and sophomore seasons...averaged 14 ppg and eight rpg her sophomore year, shooting 50%...earned the team's defensive award for her shot blocking ability during her sophomore season...named team MVP her freshman season.

High School: Played for Wendell Span at Spanish River High School...earned Second-Team All-Conference honors her sophomore year...earned First-Team All-Conference honors her junior and senior campaigns...team MVP her junior and senior seasons...also played volleyball...helped her team to a state championship in 2003-04...named First-Team All-Conference her junior and senior seasons.

Personal: Communications major...born March 6, 1986 in Miami, FL...daughter of Billy and Cynthia Thompson...Billy played in the NBA (Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers) as well as overseas.

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