‘’Excited to finally play for Xavi instead of against him’’. Trey Thompkins is joining Zenit

13 July 2022
‘’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.

Trey Thompkins

Birthday: May 29th, 1990

Height – 208 cm, weight – 108 kg

Position – forward

Average stats

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)