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17 Cheerful Facts Revealed About Klay Thompson

1. The son of former NBA player Mychal Thompson, he played college basketball for three seasons at Washington State University, where he was a two-time first-team all-conference selection in the Pac-10.

2. Thompson was selected in the first round of the 2011 NBA draft by Golden State with the 11th overall pick.

3. In 2014, he and teammate Stephen Curry set a then NBA record with 484 combined three-pointers in a season, Thompson is a two-time NBA All-Star and a two-time All-NBA Third Team honoree.

4. In 2015, he helped lead the Warriors to their first NBA championship since 1975.

5. Thompson was born in Los Angeles to Julie and Mychal Thompson.

6. As a senior Thompson averaged 21 points per game and led SMCHS to a 30–5 record and a Division III State Championship appearance.

7. Considered as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Thompson was listed as the No. 6 shooting guard and the No. 51 player in the nation in 2008.

8. As a freshman, Thompson started all 33 games at Washington State University.

9. He was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team and Collegehoops.net All-Freshman Honorable Mention Team after leading his team in 3-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage, and averaging 12.5 points per game.

10. The NBA did not select Thompson for the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge.

11. On January 29, 2013, Thompson scored a season-high 32 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors defeated the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs and would be matched up against the San Antonio Spurs.

12. On May 8, 2013, Thompson recorded a playoff career-high 34 points against San Antonio, hitting 8 out of 9 three point attempts, along with a career-high 14 rebounds.

13. In the opening game for the Warriors, Thompson scored a season-high 38 points, including 5-of-7 three-pointers. Thompson averaged 18.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists on the year.

14. Thompson and the Warriors entered the 2014 NBA playoffs as the sixth seed in the Western Conference and were matched up with the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round; they lost the series in seven games.

15. On October 31, 2014, Thompson signed a four-year contract extension with the Warriors. On January 23, 2015, Thompson scored a career-high 52 points, with 11 three-pointers, in a 126–101 win over the Sacramento Kings.

16. In the third quarter of that game, he scored an NBA-record 37 points for a single quarter, going 13-for-13 from the field, including nine three-pointers .

17. On March 8, 2015, Thompson hit 3 three-pointers against the Los Angeles Clippers to pass head coach Steve Kerr as the two combined to make 525 threes, surpassing their previous record by 41.

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