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Triston Thompson

School
Claflin University
Position
Point Guard
Major
Sport Management

Classroom

Triston Thompson obtained his bachelor’s degree in sports management in December 2018 and will immediately begin graduate school to obtain a MBA at Claflin University. He has been a model student, earning a cumulative GPA of 3.62. In the 2017-18 academic year, he earned the Highest GPA Award for all sports management majors. In 2017, he was inducted into the Claflin University chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma (ΧΑΣ) National College Athlete Honor Society (NCAHS). Thompson has been the recipient of the Timothy J. Autry All-Academic Team Gold Medallion (for student-athletes with a 3.6-4.0 cumulative GPA) all four years at Claflin.

Character

Thompson is one of the most respected student-athletes, not only on his team, but in the entire academic and athletic department. Throughout the department and on his team, he has continually displayed leadership and has been a mentor to the younger student-athletes. Within his academic department, he is looked upon as one of the model students by his professors and peers. As the team captain, he leads by example on and off the court. During the 2017-18 academic year, his leadership qualities were evident as he was selected as the president of Chi Alpha Sigma.

Community

Thompson has been ranked nationally in statistical categories all four years as a Claflin Panther. In the 2015-16 season, he was ranked 37th in assist/turnover ratio, and in 2016-17 he was ranked 76th in assist/turnover ratio and 81st in free-throw percentage. In 2017-18 he was ranked 31st in steals and 75th in steals per game in the nation. 

Thompson is having, perhaps, his best season nationally. As of nomination time, he is ranked 11th in free-throws made, 24th in total minutes, 46th in total assists and 82nd in free-throw percentage. He is currently averaging 87 percent at the free-throw line along with 13.4 points and leading the team at 4.3 assists per game.

Overall in the CIAA, he is currently ranked 4th in free-throw percentage, 5th in assists, 7th assist/turnover and 31st. In CIAA conference play, he is ranked 11th in free-throw percentage and assists, 25th in scoring and 25th in rebounding.

Competition

Thompson has been ranked nationally all four years as a Claflin Panther. In the 2015-16 season, he was ranked 37th in assist/turnover; in 2016-17 he was ranked 76th in assist/turnover and 81st in free-throw percentage. In 2017-18 he was ranked 31st in steals and 75th in steals per game in the nation. 

Thompson is having, perhaps, his best season nationally. He is ranked 11th in free-throws made, 24th in total minutes, 46th in total assists and 82nd in free-throw percentage.

He is currently averaging 87% at the free-throw line along with 13.4 points and leads the team at 4.3 assists per game.

Overall, he is currently ranked 4th in free-throw percentage, 5th in assists, 7th assist/turnover and 31st in the CIAA. 

In CIAA conference only play, he is ranked 11th in free-throw percentage and assists, 25th in scoring and 25th in rebounding.

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