Has spent part of the past two seasons involved in USA Basketball activities. In 2009, he was the Americans' second-leading scorer on the U19 team which went 9-0 and captured the gold medal. In 2010, he returned as part of the U.S. "Select" team which scrimmaged for two weeks against the National team, comprised of professionals.
All-SEC 1st team selection by the league's 12 head coaches. Second-team All-SEC by Associated Press.
Pre-season All-America pick, 1st team All-SEC and SEC Player of the Year.
Pre-season efforts were slowed considerably by a high sprain of his right ankle, incurred in a scrimmage on Oct. 30.
Became the 40th player in UGA history to score 1,000 career points. Finished the season ranking 17th on the UGA career scoring chart.
Team-high 25 points in win over Kentucky.
His team-best 50 blocks is the most by a Georgia player in 15 years, going back to Terrell Bell's 83 blocks in 1996.
Finished the season with his seventh double-double and a season high-matching 26 points in NCAA Tournament vs. Washington.
Unanimous first-team All-SEC selection by the league's 12 coaches. Also AP first-team All-SEC pick.
Led Georgia in scoring and rebounding throughout the 2010 season.
Scored in double figures in 27 games, over 20 on 14 occasions. Season- and career-high 17 rebounds came in home win over Alabama.
Won that contest vs. Bama virtually by himself, scoring nine straight points for Georgia in the closing minutes.
Played a decisive role in Georgia's first big win of the season, vs. Illinois in December, by sinking go-ahead and win-securing free throws in the final seconds.
Scored 21 points in 29 minutes vs. the Illini despite missing two preceding days of practice because of wisdom teeth extraction.
Second in the SEC in scoring, fourth in rebounding, 7th in FG percentage, 8th in FT percentage. Ranked fourth in the SEC in double-doubles (10).
d to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman team, as voted by the league's 12 coaches.
Led Georgia in rebounding with the highest total for a UGA freshman (7.4/game) in 11 years.
Ranked second among Georgia players in scoring at 12.6 points per contest. Led the Bulldogs in blocked shots with 31.
Ranked 8th among all SEC players in rebounding. Was 3rd in scoring and 2nd in rebounding among all of the league's freshman players.
Scored 20 or more points on five occasions and had a team-high four double-doubles.
Missed first four games -- and nearly all of pre-season practice -- because of a high ankle sprain. It was the third in a series of injuries that slowed his early progress to a crawl.
Despite the limited preparation time, he asserted himself as the Bulldogs' most potent offensive weapon.
A fourth-team Parade magazine All-American in 2008, when he led the Wesleyan School in Norcross, Ga., to the Georgia state class AA title. Averaged 27.5 points and 14.7 rebounds for the Wolves.
Also played at Wesleyan in the 2005-06 seasons and finished his 3-year career with 1,864 points and 795 rebounds.
Played his junior year at national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., where he averaged a team-best 15.8 points and 8.9 rebounds.
In his one season there, the Warriors went 40-1 and won the national prep-school championship.
Rated the 30th-best overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com, the 11th-best power forward prospect. Rated the 9th-best power forward prospect by Scout.com.
Father Howard Thompkins Jr. played collegiately at Wagner College and was drafted in 1981 by the NBA's Atlanta Hawks.
Howard Samuel Thompkins III
"Smooth," "USA," "HTeezy"
May 29, 1990 / Long Island, N.Y.
My mom's macaroni & cheese
Least Favorite Food
Favorite TV Show
Smart Guy, Wayans, Cribs
Favorite Video Games
NCAA 2K9, Street Fighter, Fight Night Round 4
Websites I Most Often Visit
Facebook, YouTube, ESPN, NBA, worldstarhiphop.com
Number of Songs on my iPod
Most-Listened to Music
Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Drake, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Kerry Underwood
Teammates Who Make Me Laugh Hardest
My Biggest Fear
Most Famous Person I've Ever Met
Non-Athletic Accomplishment I'm Proudest Of
My GPA last year
Best Friends on Other College Teams
Al-Farouq Aminu (Wake Forest), Tyshawn Taylor (Kansas), Seth Curry (Duke), Ashton Gibbs (Pittsburgh)
Favorite NBA Team
Favorite Non-Basketball Team
New York Yankees
Favorite Non-Basketball Athlete