‘’Excited to finally play for Xavi instead of against him’’. Trey Thompkins is joining Zenit
Zenit signed a one-year contract with 32 years old American forward Trey Thompkins. Welcome to the club, Trey!
Trey Thompkins, Zenit forward:
I’m super excited after all these years to finally be playing for Xavi instead of against him. I know he’s a master so I’m ready to learn and win. I’m looking forward to another experience in Russia. I’ve met some amazing people there and I expect the same thing. Basketball is the focus and everything else will take care of itself in time.
Xavi Pascual, Zenit head coach:
Trey Thompkins is the new addition in our team. We expect him to bring his quality and experience in the court, so Zenit to have a successful season.
Thompkins had already played in Russia back in 2014-2015 season when he was a player of Nizhny Novgorod. He came after one year playing in the NBA and two years of rehabilitation as he got a serious injury back in 2012. He shined so bright in BC NN that got an offer from Real Madrid. He accepted an offer and, since then, spent 7 years in Spanish capital.
He’s coming to Saint Petersburg as a Euroleague champion and a 4x Liga ACB winner.
Birthday: May 29th, 1990
Height – 208 cm, weight – 108 kg
Position – forward
Euroleague (188 games) – 9.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 9.4 PIR
Liga ACB (143 games) – 9.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1 assist, 9.4 PIR
2011-2013 — Los Angeles Clippers, NBA
2014-2015 — Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
2015-2022 — Real Madrid, Spain
Euroleague champion (2018)
Liga ACB champion (2016, 2018, 2019, 2022)
Copa del Rey winner (2016, 2017, 2020)
Spanish Supercup champion (2019, 2020)
FIBA Intercontinental Cup winner (2015)