April 15, 2010

Thompkins makes decision official

Georgia coach Mark Fox reigned in his biggest recruit to date Thursday when Trey Thompkins announced he's decided to return to the Bulldogs for his junior year.

Thompkins made it official during Thursday night's season-ending banquet at the Athens Country Club.

The news comes after fellow sophomore Travis Leslie announced he would be returning to Georgia for his junior season after contemplating whether or not to enter the NBA Draft.

Thompkins averaged 17.7 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Bulldogs, earning a first-team selection to the SEC Coaches All-Conference Team and the Associated Press All-Conference squad.

He joins Jumaine Jones (1999) and Jarvis Hayes (2002-03) at the only Bulldogs so honored in the past 18 seasons.

Thompkins returns solidifies what should be a strong starting five which is expected to include Leslie, Jeremy Price, Dustin Ware and Gerald Robinson.

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