Thompson to play in Western Coast Conference

Saddleback College basketball player Eric Thompson has signed a letter of intent to move on after the 2013-14 season to a four-year school, The University of the Pacific.

Offensively, power forward Thompson, is averaging and leading the team in points per game at 17.8, leading in free throws 19-22 with a 65.5 percentile, and is second on the team in field goal percentage at 26-38 at 68.4 percentile.

Defensively, Thompson leads the Gauchos in rebounds in total and on both offense and defense, with 42, 10, and 10.

Gaucho basketball coach Perry Webster tweeted, “Special night for me to have my guy, Eric Thompson, commit to university of pacific. Special young man and I’m a proud coach. #gauchos .”

The six-foot-eight, 24o-pound power guard hails from Clawson, Mich. where he played at Lake Michigan College.  Thompson shot on average 9.7 ppg and made a total of 90 free throws, 52 percent on the season while at Lake Michigan.

On the defensive at end of the ball Thompson earned on average 51 blocks on the season as well as stealing the ball 33 times. On rebound offensively he made 101 and on defense 158, averaging 9.59 a game.

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