Charlotte Men's Basketball BIO
JT Thompson
Player Profile:
JT Thompson 818778
Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 234
Year: Senior
Hometown: Monroe, N.C.
High School: Hope Christian Academy
Other College: Virginia Tech
Experience: 1st Year

At Virginia Tech:
One season of eligibility left.

Graduated in December, 2011 with a degree in Sociology.

Missed the 2011-12 season with a right knee injury and the 2010-11 season with a left knee injury

Played in 92 games with 17 starts in three seasons with the Hokies.

Scored 595 points and grabbed 384 rebounds in those three seasons. Averaged 6.5 points and 4.2 rebounds during his career.

Enjoyed best season as a junior (2009-10) when he played in 34 games with three starts. Averaged 7.3 points and 4.6 rebounds that season. Scored 17 points against Campbell and Virginia. Scored 10 points against Miami in ACC Tournament.

As a sophomore (2008-09), averaged 6.5 points and 3.7 rebounds. Scored a career-high 21 points on 9-for-12 shooting against Duquesne.

As a freshman (2007-08), grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds against Boston College. Averaged 5.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

At Hope Christian:
Averaged 24 points per game as a senior at Hope Christian.

Lettered two years at Forest Hills High School where he averaged 17 points and nine rebounds as a junior and 15 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks as a sophomore

Forward JT Thompson (Monroe, N.C.) transferred from Virginia Tech to UNC Charlotte and enrolled in summer classes in 2012.

Thompson played three seasons with the Hokies but has missed the last two following ACL surgeries. He would have one year of eligibility remaining.

He played in 92 games from his freshman year of 2007-08 to his junior year of 2009-10, averaging 6.5 points and 4.2 rebounds while shooting 51% from the field. He averaged 7.3 points and 4.6 rebounds in 34 games played during his junior season. He sat out 2010-11 following surgery to his left knee and missed the 2011-12 season following surgery on his right knee.

"We are excited to have JT join our team," said 49ers head coach Alan Major, who noted Thompson is working to complete requirements for grad school. "He has experience, leadership skills and toughness and has competed at a high level."

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