Washington State Cougar Alums: Klay Thompson Year In Review (Golden State Warriors)


Klay Thompson Twitter Photo via GSWarriorGirls

On Warriors.com, they’re doing brief reviews and analysis of all the Golden State players from this 2012/2013 season, yesterday was Klay Thompson, Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes. Of course we’re just going to focus on Klay, who put the NBA back on the map for me with a couple of clutch performances in the NBA Playoffs this year. In fact it’s been about three NBA seasons since I’ve watched a game outside of the NBA Finals, but the Warriors brought me back (a little) for now, in large part due to the Cougar alum.

Indeed, Klay had a great season, here’s an exert from Warriors.com on  the second year NBA player:

"Thompson’s numbers hold up on their own, too. He led all sophomores in three-pointers and ranked second in three-point field goal percentage (.401) and scoring (16.6 points). Thompson’s durability has become an asset as well, as the second-year guard has played in all 160 games (including playoffs) of his Warriors’ tenure (Charlotte’s Kemba Walker is the only other player from the 2011 draft class to do so for his team)."

The exciting young duo of Steph Curry and Thompson combined for the most 3-pointers in NBA history by a pair (483) and Klay came in 2nd to Curry while shattering the 3-point record for the team by 17 buckets, which can only be explained with two words; Mind. Blown. Warriors coach Mark Jackson put it this way after Klay went bananas for 34 against the Spurs in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals;

"I told you they were the best shooting tandem in NBA history. And, uh, call my bluff"

What a year for Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors. I’m looking forward to following his continued record-breaking success next season and in the future.

Go Cougs!